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Special Events Ordinance

Special Events Ordinance and Administrative Rules Development

On May 24, 2012, Austin City Council passed Council Resolution 20120524-089, directing the City Manager to create a special events team and identify any budgetary, ordinance, or staffing changes necessary to implement the creation of a streamlined special event permitting process.

What's New

City Council has postponed consideration of the Special Events Ordinance until May 10.

Based on the feedback you shared with us last month,  Austin Center for Events (ACE) has scheduled a community meeting that will focus on developing a policy alternative for event notifications and the event appeals process for the proposed Special Events Ordinance:

February Meeting

Wednesday, February  21

6 p.m to 8 p.m.

New Central Library- 1st Floor, Special Events Center

710 W Cesar Chavez St

Parking validation will be available

A follow-up meeting will be scheduled in early April to outline the proposed policy alternative guided by your feedback

Your Input Matters

Thank you for sharing your questions and comments about the draft special events ordinance during our recent outreach efforts in January 2018. 

 You can view a summary of the feedback we received with staff recommendations here.

You can view all of the questions and comments received in Jan. 2018  here.

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Special Events Ordinance Development

Administrative Rules Development