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File #: 0406-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/29/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/12/2018 Final action: 2/14/2018
Title: To designate a portion of the downtown area as a Clean Zone in order to regulate certain commercial activity on public property in connection with the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament on March 27, 2018 through April 1, 2018; designating the geographical boundaries for the Clean Zone in the downtown area; providing for special Clean Zone licenses; and authorizing criminal penalties to be imposed for violation of this ordinance; and to declare an emergency.
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Clean Zone Boundary Map for NCAA Final Four 2018
Explanation

The purpose of this ordinance is to designate a Clean Zone within specific boundaries in the downtown area in conjunction with the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament, being held on March 30, 2018 through April 1, 2018.
This event is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the Columbus area, and is projected to have significant economic impact on the City and surrounding region. It is in the best interest of the City to regulate this special event to preserve the health and safety of all citizens, visitors, and participants, as well as preserve the aesthetic qualities of the downtown area. Therefore, it is necessary to create a Clean Zone in the area specified within specific boundaries in the downtown area, in conjunction with the event and its organizing committee, and in accordance with Chapter 599 of the Columbus City Codes.

Title

To designate a portion of the downtown area as a Clean Zone in order to regulate certain commercial activity on public property in connection with the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament on March 27, 2018 through April 1, 2018; designating the geographical boundaries for the Clean Zone in the downtown area; providing for special Clean Zone licenses; and authorizing criminal penalties to be imposed for violation of this ordinance; and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, in conjunction with various sponsors and promoters, is hosting the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament (March 30th 2018 - April 1st, 2018) (“Special Event”), at Nationwide Arena; and
WHEREAS, the Special Event is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the Columbus area and is projected to have significant economic impact; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to regulate the Special Event to preserve the health and safety of all citizens, visitors, and participants, as well as preserve the aesthetic qualities of the ...

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