PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
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 portions of Ramsey Street, Bristol Street and 57th Avenue West between Grand Avenue and Central Avenue on August 1, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in conjunction with Spirit Valley Days, 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 events in conjunction with Spirit Valley 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 Western Area Business and Civic Association 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.