BY COUNCILOR STEWART:
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 bounded by Commerce Street, the Lakeshore, Canal Park Drive and Lake Avenue during the marathon on June 18, 2005, and confined to the fenced in parking lot at night on June 17-19, 2005, in conjunction with Grandma's Marathon, provided that all alcoholic beverages consumed outside of the 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 end area of Grandma’s Marathon. 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 race sponsors 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.