Prop 188 goes before the Rules committee this Tuesday, July 5, in room 260 of the City-County Building. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm, and Prop 157, which proposes restrictions on towing companies, is also on the agenda.
Of particular interest to all should be the definition of a 'Clean Zone' -
Clean zone means a geographically defined area within a special event zone during a civic sponsored special event that no temporary advertising, signage, or structures shall be erected or transient merchant, vendor, or otherwise licensed activity may take place without the person or entity performing such activity first having received approval from the event sponsor and a limited duration license from the bureau of license and permit services.So, a bar that has the fortune to be near Lucas Oil Stadium may not post a 'Welcome Football Fans' banner without having the specific okay of the NFL - for instance.
Also note that a special event that attracts more than 2,500 people will have to pay a special event fee of $268, if it will not require fire department personnel or equipment - and a whopping $368 if it does require fire department personnel or equipment. Now, how is that for paying for the services you use?
I only learned of this proposed ordinance last night, so I am still pouring through it. With the hearing coming so soon and on top of a holiday weekend, to boot, it seems important that as many public eyes get a good look at this proposal as soon as possible. This is our City. Let's make sure that, for once, the Tzars of the sports world do not have sole dominion over our laws and do not wreck havoc upon our finances.