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File #: 19-091    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/4/2019 Final action: 3/4/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-02 (Lao Association, with Merced Main Street Association) for Use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for the Lao New Year Celebration Event on April 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM REPORT IN BRIEF The Lao Association, with co-sponsor Merced Main Street Association, is requesting the closure and use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for a celebration of the Lao culture, to include a procession, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closures of W. Main Street, between K and M Streets (including Canal Street between W. Main and Arbor Lane), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Vendor Fair event, and W. Main Street, between I and K Streets, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the float parking and set-up, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, subject to the details and conditions outlined in the administrative staff report.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Vendor Fair Site Plan, 3. Float Staging Area Site Plan, 4. Procession Site Plan, 5. Notice of Pending Street Closure form
Report Prepared by: Stephani Davis, Development Services Tech II, Planning Division

Title
SUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-02 (Lao Association, with Merced Main Street Association) for Use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for the Lao New Year Celebration Event on April 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

REPORT IN BRIEF
The Lao Association, with co-sponsor Merced Main Street Association, is requesting the closure and use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for a celebration of the Lao culture, to include a procession, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closures of W. Main Street, between K and M Streets (including Canal Street between W. Main and Arbor Lane), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Vendor Fair event, and W. Main Street, between I and K Streets, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the float parking and set-up, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, subject to the details and conditions outlined in the administrative staff report.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to modifications as conditioned by Council; or,
3. Deny the request completely; or,
4. Refer back to staff for reconsideration of specific items as requested by Council; or,
5. Continue item to a future Council meeting (date and time to be specified in City Council motion).

AUTHORITY
City of Merced Charter Section 200; California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 21101(e), as follows:

"21101. Local authorities, for those highways under their jurisdiction, may adopt rules and regulations by ordinance or resolution on the following matters:

(e) Temporarily closing a portion of any street for celebrations, processions, local special events, and other purposes when, in the opinion of local authorities having jurisdiction or a public officer or employee that the local authority designates by resolution, the closing is necessary for the safety and protec...

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