Fiesta forever: Block party moratorium bill withdrawn from Jacksonville City Council - Florida Politics

Fiesta forever: Block party moratorium bill withdrawn from Jacksonville City Council

A bill to impose a 90 day moratorium on block parties in Jacksonville was withdrawn from the city council Tuesday evening by NW Jacksonville Democrat Reggie Brown,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

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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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