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File #: 19-1376   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/31/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a ten year extension with the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation to conduct the Fiesta event at Market Square. Revenue from this agreement will be deposited into the Market Square Fund. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Attachments: 1. Third Amendment to Market Square Fiesta Event, 2. Conflict of Interest Questionnaire, Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation, 3. Contracts Disclosure Form, Rey Feo board members, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2019-01-31-0105
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations Department




Fiesta Event at Market Square


This ordinance authorizes an amendment to the Fiesta Event at Market Square License Agreement with El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores dba Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation to extend the agreement for ten years from 2021 - 2030.


On December 9, 2010, City Council approved Ordinance 2010-12-09-1035 to award a license agreement to the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation to conduct the ten day Fiesta event at Market Square for the years 2011-2015. On March 6, 2014, City Council approved Ordinance 2014-03-06-0135, which amended the agreement to eliminate April 18, 2014 from the originally approved event schedule in order to avoid conflict with Good Friday and to extend the agreement term for five years.

On December 11, 2014, City Council approved Ordinance 2014-12-11-1023, which increased the City's annual license fee to $145,000 and clarified operating hours of City-owned buildings in Market Square during Fiesta. Per the terms of the agreement, the City is responsible for providing event security while the Licensee is responsible for all event planning, set-up, clean-up, and payment to the City for use of Market Square. The Licensee pays the City an annual license fee of $145,000. In addition, the City will receive $0.75 for each alcoholic beverage sold and $0.25 for each non-alcoholic beverage sold, plus 50% of net revenue over $270,000. The City requires this event charge no admission.

The Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation awards annual scholarships to San Antonio students attending college. $2,000 scholarships are provided to each student and the scholarships are renewable annually for a possible total scholarship value of $8,000. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in order to renew their annual $2,000 schola...

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