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File #: BL2022-1234    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: An ordinance to provide for the designation of public property within specified areas of downtown Nashville as a temporary "Special Event Zone" during the time period beginning at nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. on July 2, 2022, and ending at eleven fifty-nine (11:59) p.m. on July 5, 2022, relative to the use of these areas in conjunction with the 2022 July 4th Celebration and related activities and events.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell
Attachments: 1. Special Event Zone Map
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An ordinance to provide for the designation of public property within specified areas of downtown Nashville as a temporary "Special Event Zone" during the time period beginning at nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. on July 2, 2022, and ending at eleven fifty-nine (11:59) p.m. on July 5, 2022, relative to the use of these areas in conjunction with the 2022 July 4th Celebration and related activities and events.

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WHEREAS, Nashville is proudly hosting the 2022 July 4th Celebration; and

WHEREAS, hospitality is the second largest industry in Nashville and in Tennessee, which, pre-COVID, accounted for more than 70,000 jobs in Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, visitor-generating events such as the July 4th Celebration will have a tremendous positive impact on Nashville's local economy, bringing in significant sales tax revenue and additional marketing for the city; and

WHEREAS, the July 4th Celebration is a free, outdoor, live event for the Nashville community and its visitors; and

WHEREAS, given the large footprint of the event and anticipated attendance, it is necessary that certain areas in and around events related to the 2022 July 4th Celebration be regulated and controlled to provide for the public health, safety, and welfare of the above-mentioned participants; and

WHEREAS, to that end, it is necessary to establish a Special Event Zone area for the temporary time periods and within the specified boundaries designated in this ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. There is hereby established a "Special Event Zone" within the area designated on the map attached hereto and incorporated herein, and whose boundaries are described as follows:

? Area 1: 8th Avenue South/Rosa L. Parks Boulevard northward from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Commerce Street; Commerce Street from Rosa L. Parks Boulevard eastward to 2nd Avenue North; 2nd Avenue North from Commerce Street ...

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