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File #: 19-636    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: A Resolution creating the Trolley District Entertainment District Presenter: Jill Gaebler, City Council Member, District 5 Lee McRae, License Enforcement Officer, City Clerk Office Joseph Niebur, Trolley District Sponsor
Attachments: 1. Trolley District - Exhibit A, 2. Trolley District - Exhibit B, 3. Trolley District 2019-10-21-Agenda Packet, 4. Trolley District - Neighborhood Overview.pdf, 5. Trolley District Resolution (2019-10-21 FINAL).pdf, 6. Signed Resolution 125-19.pdf

Title
A Resolution creating the Trolley District Entertainment District

Presenter:
Jill Gaebler, City Council Member, District 5
Lee McRae, License Enforcement Officer, City Clerk Office
Joseph Niebur, Trolley District Sponsor

Body
Summary:
Presentation to discuss proposed resolution to create and set boundaries for the Trolley District Entertainment District

Background:
Colorado Senate Bill 11-273 provided authority to a local governing body of a Local Licensing Authority to create Entertainment Districts within their jurisdiction for the purpose of allowing alcohol beverage consumption in Common Consumption Area(s) organized by certain liquor licensee member Promotional Association(s).

Following a May 8, 2017 City Council informational presentation and subsequent stakeholder engagement, the City Council on September 12, 2017 approved Ordinance 17-75 and Resolution 95-17 which amended the City's Liquor Code and Rules to enable and allow Entertainment Districts and related Promotional Associations with Common Consumption Areas. These changes for allowing and enacting Entertainment Districts balance the enforcement and regulatory needs for consumption of alcohol beverages in defined public spaces with the desire to streamline and limit the bureaucratic process.

While these changes allowed the creation of Entertainment Districts, the remaining City Council role would be to pass a Resolution to authorize each unique proposed Entertainment District. Each Resolution which would specify the size (boundaries), hours of operation, and other reasonable restrictions for the specific district and neighborhood, and to which all future Promotional Association(s) within the named district must comply in the operation of any approved Common Consumption Area(s). In essence, the Resolution outlines the boundaries and allowed days and hours for any operations within the district, with future related Promotional Association applications being processed admi...

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