On February 13, 2018 Town Council adopted the updated Special Events Policy, concluding the Town's policy update process.
The updated Special Events Policy is available here.
An updated application, planning templates, and support materials will be available soon on the Special Events webpage.
In 2015 The Truckee Town Council directed staff to form a stakeholders group for the purpose of defining goals and objectives of managing special events within Truckee and receive input for possible revisions to the Special Events Ordinance and Policy (Town Code Section 9.05.010E). The goal of the stakeholders committee was to ensure that feedback from all sectors of the community was considered. Through a series of three workshops, stakeholders explored issues associated with a new special events ordinance, and provided input to the Town Council. Issues discussed by the committee included what type of special events are important to Truckee; how to define special events; discussing the role of events have in terms of social, cultural, and economic impacts; and the application process.
In January 2017 staff received direction from Town Council to re-initiate the updates to Town special events policy, started in 2015, and to jointly host a community forum with the Truckee Chamber of Commerce. On March 16th, 2017 the Town of Truckee and Truckee Chamber of Commerce hosted a community workshop on special events and quality of life at Truckee Town Hall. Attendees broke into a small group activity to discuss and rank a list of special event effects, both benefits and challenges. A summary of the workshop and powerpoint presentation are linked below, as well as photos of input received from the activity.
On May 9, 2017 Staff presented to Town Council a summary of the Community Workshop Results and Council provided staff direction to draft updates to the Town's Special Events Policy and Municipal Code incorporating themes gathered from the stakeholder group and community workshop.
On February 13, 2018 Town Council adopted the updated Special Events Policy, concluding the policy update process. In conjunction with the policy update, on February 13, 2018 Town Council introduced and waived the first reading of Ordinance 2018-02 updating Chapter 9.05 Expressive Activities and Special Events and Chapter 13.02 Special Uses in the Right-of-Way of Town Municipal Code. It is anticipated the the second reading of this Ordinance will be considered by Town Council on February 27, 2018.
Staff Report in which Town Council directed staff to form a stakeholders group.
Background Presentation from Workshop 1 presented by Alex Terrazas, Assistant Town Manager.