FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 31, 2012
Contact: Keith Richardson, 704-336-5865
Interim City Manager Julie Burch has declared tonight’s New Year’s festivities an extraordinary event. The City Manager’s Office, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has determined these events meet the criteria as defined in Charlotte City Code Sec. 15-310. Charlotte City Council adopted the ordinance January 23, 2012, which authorized the City Manager to make declarations of Extraordinary Events. An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city.
The affected geographic area includes from the intersection of 7th Street and N. Church Street to the intersection of S. Church Street and Stonewall Street. From Stonewall to S. Davidson Street. From S. Davidson Street to 7th Street and from 7th St. to N. Church Street.
The ordinance does not typically affect the normal way of life for residents who are going about their daily activities. The Extraordinary Event designation allows the City to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event. Click to see a map of the affected area
, the ordinance
, as well as a list of prohibited items