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"Special Events" provisions/regulations...

EnviroPlanner

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Here on the Gulf Coast we are beginning to see more "special events" planned..these will most likely be two to three day events taking place on the beach, and sponsored by several entities...most of these events will have vendors, etc.., of a temporary nature, of course...our current zoning has no provisions for these type uses.

Is the best/most effective way to deal with these events (and adequately address these uses) to place another category in the Zoning Ordinance, a stand-alone ordinance, or what? Administrative approval usually enough, or shoulod the City Council or Planning Commission have the oversight for these events...?? Your input and ideas are appreciated.
 

giff57

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Special Events

We run all special events through the City Council. Staff sends concerns to council before the meeting and Council may or may not provision their approval.
 
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We treat our special events like a tent permit, which have to go before the planning board. Events such as a furniture blow out sale at Raymore and Flannaghans (furniture store) are exempted from planning board approval, but still have to pass department approval. Big events, such as a weekend car show, say in the mall's parking lot, have to submit site plans and the associated applications.
 
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