00-0428R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON JULY 14, 2000, IN CONJUNCTION WITH DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK DAYS.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 8-22(b) of the Duluth City Code, the Duluth City Council hereby authorizes consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places in the areas on First Street between Third and Fourth Avenue West and First and Second Avenue West, on July 14, 2000, in conjunction with the Downtown Sidewalk Days, provided that all alcoholic beverages consumed outside of designated serving areas of licensed establishments be consumed only from paper or plastic cups.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the dates of this authority may be amended, in the case of inclement weather, if requested in writing by the licensee and approved by the administration.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution waives the drinking in public prohibition for the street dance in conjunction with Downtown Sidewalk Days.  Such waiver for special events is authorized by Section 8-22(b) of the City Code and is requested by the police department after consultation with the Greater Downtown Council to eliminate the law enforcement problem of having to take action against persons wandering beyond the designated service areas with drinks.  For safety purposes, all alcoholic beverages consumed in these areas will have to be in paper cups.