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City Manager declares Speed Street an Extraordinary Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Contacts
Keith Richardson, Corporate Communications & Marketing
704-336-5865, kmrichardson@charlottenc.gov

Brian Cunningham, CMPD
704-336-4098, bcunningham@cmpd.org

City Manager Ron Carlee has declared the annual Coca-Cola Speed Street racing celebration as an Extraordinary Event. The Speed Street event runs from Thursday May 22 through Saturday May 24 in uptown Charlotte.
 
The City Manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, determined that Speed Street meets 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 Extraordinary Event designation allows the City to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades or large public gatherings and specifies certain items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event. The ordinance does not affect the normal way of life for citizens who are going about their daily activities. For example, residents will be able to walk their dog within the extraordinary event boundaries without fear of arrest.

Visit the Uptown Events website for information on City and County services during Speed Street 

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