Draft of special-events law goes before public

       A public forum to discuss a proposed special-events ordinance will be hosted Monday, July 14 by the Colorado Springs Police Department at the Gold Hill Division community room, 955 West Moreno Street.
       The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Citizen input is welcomed.
       According to City Police Lt. Vincent Niski, “the ordinance we are proposing to council will not add any additional requirements, but will formalize the process for all special event organizers. It will also streamline the process and allow all interested parties a voice when dealing with the larger events in the city. We are trying to ensure the high quality of events being held in our community.”
       On the Westside, the biggest annual event requiring a special-events permit is traditionally Territory Days, put on by the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group over Memorial Day weekend. Lynda Dunne, who coordinates that three-day festival for the OCCA, said she plans to attend the forum.
       For more information, call 385-2100.

From a press release