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File #: 17-1260   
Type: Street Closures
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/9/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance approving the temporary closure of certain streets for the 2017 Fiesta San Antonio celebration; approving the locations, dates and times for the Fiesta Carnival and official Fiesta events with related requirements and conditions including a limited exception of Municipal Code Section 32-30; approving the Fiesta parade routes; and authorizing reimbursement to Fiesta Commission for bleachers along parade routes. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Interim Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Attachments: 1. 2017 Fiesta Parade Route Map, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2017-03-09-0159
DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations




2017 Fiesta Street Closures


This ordinance authorizes the closure of certain streets in connection with Fiesta 2017, approves the conditions, dates, times and locations for specified Fiesta events, approves the dates and times for the Fiesta Carnival and related requirements and conditions, approves the Fiesta Parade routes, and authorizes reimbursement to Fiesta Commission not to exceed $108,984.50 for installation and removal of bleachers along parade routes.


The annual Fiesta celebration begins Thursday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The map for the Fiesta Parade routes is attached.

On February 21, 2008, the City Council authorized a 10-year contract with the Fiesta Commission of San Antonio and designated the non-profit organization as the planning and coordinating entity for Fiesta. This agreement expires after Fiesta 2018. The Fiesta Commission has a multi-year contract with Wade Shows, Inc. (Wade) for operating the Fiesta Carnival.

Each year, the carnival concessionaire is required to coordinate security at the carnival area, maintain operating standards and policies, and ensure that revenue and cleanup requirements are maintained. This year the carnival hours are indicated in Attachment A. On November 7, 2013, City Council approved the revenue structure with the Fiesta Commission of San Antonio for Fiesta 2014 to Fiesta 2019. The agreement stipulates that the carnival operator provide a $550,000.00 annual guarantee to the Fiesta Commission, of which the City will receive $50,000.00. The City will receive 100% of any additional funds generated by the agreement up to $150,000.00. Funding generated over this amount is split equally between the City and the Fiesta Commission. All funds will be deposited into the City's General Fund.

In 2010, the City...

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