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File #: 18-593    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 1/7/2019 Final action: 1/7/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community March and Celebration on January 21, 2019, from West 8th Street to West Main Street REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizes the use and closure of Martin Luther King Jr. Way from West 8th Street to West Main Street and a portion of the City parking lot in the 300 block of W. 18th Street on Monday, January 21, 2019, to hold a march, parade and food preparation for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade, march and celebration. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the request by Tamara Cobb and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to close Martin Luther King Jr. Way from West 8th Street to West Main Street and to cone off a portion of the City parking lot in the 300 block of W. 18th Street on Monday, January 21, 2019, in order to hold the march and prepare food as part of a community celebration.
Attachments: 1. 2019 MLK March Road closure Application.pdf, 2. 2019 MLK March Insurance.pdf, 3. 2019 MLK March Encroachment application.pdf, 4. 2019 MLK March map.pdf
Report Prepared by: Dan Dabney, Police Sergeant, Police Department

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SUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community March and Celebration on January 21, 2019, from West 8th Street to West Main Street

REPORT IN BRIEF
Authorizes the use and closure of Martin Luther King Jr. Way from West 8th Street to West Main Street and a portion of the City parking lot in the 300 block of W. 18th Street on Monday, January 21, 2019, to hold a march, parade and food preparation for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade, march and celebration.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the request by Tamara Cobb and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to close Martin Luther King Jr. Way from West 8th Street to West Main Street and to cone off a portion of the City parking lot in the 300 block of W. 18th Street on Monday, January 21, 2019, in order to hold the march and prepare food as part of a community celebration.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff or,
2. Approve, subject to modifications recommended by Council; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items; or,

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200
City of Merced Municipal Code Section 12.42.010
State of California Vehicle Code Section 21101(e)

DISCUSSION
On January 21, 2019, a march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held as part of a community-wide celebration that honors Dr. King's leadership, vision and accomplishments. The march will be held on the City's "Martin Luther King Jr. Way," a local street that was renamed to honor his legacy. The route will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Way at West 8th Street and end in the 300 block of W. Main Street, at the Merced Theatre.

The attached Street Closure request was received from Tamara Cobb and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. The request is to te...

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