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File #: 19-2533   
Type: Street Closures
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/21/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the temporary closure of certain streets for the 2019 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; and approving the Fiesta parade routes. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-03-21-0225
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations




2019 Fiesta Street Closures


This ordinance authorizes the closure of certain streets in connection with Fiesta 2019, 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, and approves the Fiesta Parade routes.


The annual Fiesta celebration begins Thursday, April 18, 2019 and runs through Sunday, April 28, 2019. The map for the Fiesta Parade routes is attached.

On December 13, 2018, 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 2028. 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 cleanup requirements are maintained.

In 2010, the City along with the Fiesta Commission established a pilot Tobacco & Alcohol Free Zone (TAF Zone) where alcohol and tobacco were prohibited along the parade route. In 2011 the zones were extended to two locations with 1,803 seats. The TAF Zones have been successful and are recommended again this year. The TAF Zone located at 100 W. Commerce has 375 seats. The second TAF Zone is located on N. Alamo from Travis to Houston and includes 1,428 seats.
On January 19, 2012, the City Council authorized prohibiting smoking on city property and within the public right of way along the Texas Cavaliers' River Parade, the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade, and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade routes, with the exception of leased patio space along the River Parade route. The C...

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