Comment on New Special Event Permit Process & Requirements
At the March 5, 2019 meeting of the Bothell City Council, City staff presented a proposed new process and requirements for special event permits. This proposal included the following improvements for better service to special event organizers and attendees:
A clear, predictable process for event organizers
Easier, separated forms to enable productive discussions with the City as your event idea develops
Screened list of appropriate venues to choose from
Predictable team-based staff review for greater efficiency
Clear requirements for public safety and sanitation provided at start of process, along with estimated costs
At this meeting, Council was presented with the following policy questions:
Does Council approve the proposed special event permit process and associated City requirements?
Should event organizers be required to pay the cost of contracted and City services necessary to meet City requirements, or does the Council prefer event costs are subsidized by the General Fund?
Should the City’s Main Street and the City Hall Garage be made available to external community organizations for special events?
Please see the attached material for more details: