City of Ashland, Oregon / City Recorder / City Council Information / Packet Archives 2001-2013 / Year 2005 / 10/04 / Halloween

Halloween

Council Communication


Police Preparation for Halloween Events


Meeting Date: October 4, 2005 Primary Staff Contact: Mike Bianca
Department: Police Email: biancam@ashland.or.us
Contributing Departments: Secondary Staff Contact:
Approval: Gino Grimaldi Email:
Estimate Time: 10 minutes

Statement:
The annual city celebration on 10/31 for Halloween raises public safety concerns. The police department wishes to inform city council about the challenges involved and our police preparations.
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Background:
Large-scale Halloween celebrations have been happening in Ashland for decades. Following the 2004 Halloween celebration which was marred by several hazardous and violent incidents, Chief Bianca directed staff to analyze the problems and make recommendations for police response in 2005. The department plans to implement those recommendations.
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Related City Policies:
Ashland Municipal Code.
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Council Options:
Allow Chief Bianca and staff to present aspects of enforcement plan for council's comments and review.
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Staff Recommendation:
: Minimize hazard to citizens and property in Ashland on 10/31 through effective staffing and readiness of public safety resources.
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Potential Motions:
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Attachments:
None.   The police department's complete Halloween analysis is available to review at the department upon request.

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