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File #: 22-1431    Version: 1 Name:
Type: ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/14/2022 In control: Department of Convention and Event Services
On agenda: 6/22/2022 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending the Dallas City Code by adding a new Chapter 38A, "Commercial Promoter Program" by (1) providing a commercial promoter registration program, registration fee, and safety plan requirements for commercial promoters; (2) amending Chapter 27, "Minimum Property Standards," of the Dallas City Code by amending Section 27-46 to include violations of Chapter 38A in the definition of code violations in the habitual nuisance properties program; (3) providing a penalty not to exceed $2,000.00 for a violation of this chapter governing fire safety, zoning, or public health and sanitation, and $500.00 for all other violations; (4) providing a saving clause; (5) providing a severability clause; and (6) providing an effective date - Estimated Revenue: Convention and Event Services Fund $26,250.00 annually (see Fiscal Information)
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety
AGENDA DATE: June 22, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Department of Convention and Event Services
EXECUTIVE: Majed Al-Ghafry
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An ordinance amending the Dallas City Code by adding a new Chapter 38A, "Commercial Promoter Program" by (1) providing a commercial promoter registration program, registration fee, and safety plan requirements for commercial promoters; (2) amending Chapter 27, "Minimum Property Standards," of the Dallas City Code by amending Section 27-46 to include violations of Chapter 38A in the definition of code violations in the habitual nuisance properties program; (3) providing a penalty not to exceed $2,000.00 for a violation of this chapter governing fire safety, zoning, or public health and sanitation, and $500.00 for all other violations; (4) providing a saving clause; (5) providing a severability clause; and (6) providing an effective date - Estimated Revenue: Convention and Event Services Fund $26,250.00 annually (see Fiscal Information)

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BACKGROUND

The Public Safety Committee and City leadership have developed an ordinance that addresses some gaps in the promoter/producer/planner/venue operator space. The ordinance, for which the Dallas Police Department and Convention and Event Services will hold responsibility for implementing, is designed to ensure that responsible commercial promoters and venue operators plan events with risk management at the forefront and prepare materials identifying reasonably foreseeable hazards and responses. Additionally, the ordinance addresses compliance of all commercial promoters with safety plans that address crowd management, crowd control, and security.

The impetus for the drafting of the ordinance relates to the increasing number of events that are occurring without safety plans in place to ensure adequate crowd management, crowd control, security, and general regard for ...

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