Fiesta forever: Block party moratorium bill withdrawn from Jacksonville City Council - Florida Politics

Fiesta forever: Block party moratorium bill withdrawn from Jacksonville City Council

A bill to impose a 90 day moratorium on block parties in Jacksonville was withdrawn from the city council Tuesday evening by NW Jacksonville Democrat Reggie Brown,

The legislation (2017-196) posited “a legitimate public purpose in imposing a temporary moratorium on permitting recreational street closings … ‘block parties’ within the City, to allow the City time to create appropriate local regulations and standards.”

Brown’s legislation had ben slated for an emergency vote.

However, he believes the looming threat of a moratorium led to moves toward a change in the process, with cooperation from Public Works and the Office of General Counsel.

Brown expects revision of ordinance code going forward.

With that, a long and winding committee process, which included a public notice meeting, is wrapped.

Though no legislation resulted, Brown clearly was satisfied enough with the evolution of the process to pull the bill.

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