Cotati City

CC Resolution
2017 - 54

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Cotati Approving the 2017 City of Cotati Holiday Tree Lighting event in La Plaza Park.


Department:City ManagerSponsors:
Category:Citizen Participation (Vision for Cotati)Functions:Special Event


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  2. Exhibit A Conditions of Approval Holiday Tree Lighting (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)


WHEREAS, the City of Cotati sponsors an annual Holiday Tree Lighting event, traditionally held in La Plaza Park; and


WHEREAS, California Vehicle Code Section 21101(e) authorizes temporary street closures if necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use that portion of the street during the temporary closing; and


WHEREAS, good cause exists for the temporary closing of certain streets and lanes, as identified in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference; and


WHEREAS, the Chief of Police of the City of Cotati will arrange for temporary street and lane closure and traffic re-routing, which would minimize the traffic hazard conditions and allow for orderly movement of traffic; and


WHEREAS, the Chief of Police will contact the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District, ambulance service providers, bus service providers, and others who may need ingress, egress, or the ability to traverse the affected area and will reasonably provide for their needs; and


WHEREAS, the City Council finds that this event is part of a comprehensive economic development strategy by the City of Cotati in that it increases visitation to the City, promotes the Cotati community and results in increased sales tax revenues; and


WHEREAS, the City Council further finds that the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Cotati will not be jeopardized by the approval of this event; and


WHEREAS, it will be necessary to conform to certain conditions as described in “Exhibit A,” attached hereto, to facilitate this event; and


WHEREAS,               the action of approving a Holiday Tree Lighting event does not constitute a project as defined by California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15378; therefore, no further environmental review is required.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Cotati as follows:

              1.  The above recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference.


              2.  The closure of La Plaza Park and accompanying streets and lanes for use for the Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1, 2017 between 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm is hereby approved, to include amplified music, vendor and food truck sales, and other activities as described in the accompanying staff report.


              3.  The use of staff time for the Holiday Tree Lighting, as further described in the accompanying staff report, is hereby approved.





Meeting History

Aug 22, 2017 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting
MOVER:Mark Landman, Vice Mayor
SECONDER:John A. Dell'Osso, Council Member
AYES:Wendy Skillman, John C. Moore, John A. Dell'Osso, Susan Harvey, Mark Landman