BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
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 on Superior Street between First Avenue East and Second Avenue East on September 6, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Rock the Block concert 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 events in conjunction with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert and Fond du Luth Casino. 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.