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Special Events Ordinance

Special Events Ordinance and Administrative Rules Development

On May 24, 2012, Austin City Council passed Council Resolution 20120524-089, directing the City Manager to create a special events team and identify any budgetary, ordinance, or staffing changes necessary to implement the creation of a streamlined special event permitting process.

What's New

April Meeting

Wednesday April 4
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Austin Energy Town Lake Center- First Floor Assembly Room
721 Barton Springs Road

While the Austin Center for Events is focused keeping things running as smoothly as possible during the busy Spring Festival event season, we wanted to take a moment to update you on last month’s Special Events Ordinance public meeting.  For those in attendance, thank you for the great discussion.  We understand Feb. 21 was a busy night for events and many of you weren’t able to join us so we've compiled a recap that you can view herehttp://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/SEO_Feb-March_Community_Report_Appendix.pdf

Next Steps

Please join us for the next public meeting on Wednesday April 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Austin Energy Town Lake Center First Floor Assembly Room. The address is 721 Barton Springs Road.  The meeting will focus on gathering ideas and input on event notifications and appeals process as we continue to develop the policy alternative for Council to consider.

You can also send your thoughts and suggestions to: specialevents@austintexas.gov, include “SEO Feedback” in the subject line.

The Special Events Ordinance is expected to return to Council for 3rd reading on May 10.

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Special Events Ordinance Development

Administrative Rules Development