Items Types:
Hearings/Ordinances/2nd Read
For Meeting of:
June 7, 2021
District: 5 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Ordinance No. 2021-39 Placing a Moratorium on Outdoor Speaker Permits on or over the City's Rights-of-Way within the Downtown Entertainment District for approximately six months, and allowing the City Council to set Sidewalk Café hours by Resolution (Economic Development)


In order to enhance the safety of the Downtown Entertainment District, a series of proposals are designed to refine the management of the City’s sidewalks.


This proposal places an approximately six-month moratorium (ending January 31, 2022) on any new outdoor speaker permits on or over the City’s rights-of-way (sidewalks) within the Downtown Entertainment District, as defined by the Noise Ordinance (copy of affected area attached). During this period, the City staff, in coordination with the Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency staff, Police Department and Code Enforcement, will study ways to implement a reduction of overall street and ambient noise in the Downtown Entertainment District.


Further, the proposal also includes a provision that allows the City Council to set the allowable hours of operation for sidewalk cafes within the City’s rights-of-way by resolution. A separate resolution may be considered and approved by the City Council on today's consent agenda.


This proposal was approved by the Council on First Reading on May 17, 2021.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data:

No fiscal impact.

Recommended Action:

Adopting Ordinance No. 2021-39 and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the same, after review and approval by the City Attorney's Office.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Thomas Chatmon, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency,, 407.246.3361
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 5/26/2021 12:40 PM
City Clerk 5/27/2021 12:58 PM

Name: Description: Type:
Ord._2021-39_-_Outdoor_Speakers_moratorium_ordinance_v.3.1.pdf Ordinance Ordinance
New_Map.pdf Downtown Entertainment Area Map Backup Material

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