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File #: 21-1837    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Approved as Amended
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: Department of Convention and Event Services
On agenda: 10/13/2021 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Chapter 42A, "Special Events; Neighborhood Markets; Dallas Farmers Market Farmers Market; Streetlight Pole Banners," of the Dallas City Code by amending Section 42A-12 to (1) provide an extension of the temporary parklet program; (2) providing a penalty not to exceed $500.00; (3) providing a savings clause; (4) providing a severability clause; and (5) providing an effective date - Revenue Forgone: Convention and Event Services Fund $15,000.00 over two months (see Fiscal Information)
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
AGENDA DATE: October 13, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Department of Convention and Event Services
EXECUTIVE: Joey Zapata
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An ordinance amending Chapter 42A, "Special Events; Neighborhood Markets; Dallas Farmers Market Farmers Market; Streetlight Pole Banners," of the Dallas City Code by amending Section 42A-12 to (1) provide an extension of the temporary parklet program; (2) providing a penalty not to exceed $500.00; (3) providing a savings clause; (4) providing a severability clause; and (5) providing an effective date - Revenue Forgone: Convention and Event Services Fund $15,000.00 over two months (see Fiscal Information)

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BACKGROUND

The COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Assistance Ad Hoc Committee authorized the temporary parklet program in response to the impacts of COVID-19 to permit the activation of on-street parking or sidewalk areas into additional seating or service areas in an effort to assist local businesses with their economic recovery.

The temporary parklet program launched Monday, May 18, 2020 with fourteen temporary parklets currently operating throughout the city. City Council approved amendments to the Special Events Ordinance - Chapter 42A on June 24, 2020, by Ordinance No. 31577 to allow for temporary parklet permitting through December 31, 2020 with all extension fees waived. Again, on December 9, 2020, City Council authorized Ordinance No. 31708 to allow for temporary parklet permitting through April 30, 2021 with all extension fees waived. Concurrently, City Council approved amendments to Chapter 42A to create the "Dallas Street Seats" program which allow permitting for a more permanent seating structure on public right-of-way through July 2022.

On April 28, 2021, City Council authorized an additional extension allowing temporary parklets to remain in place throug...

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