190813

Emergency Ordinance

*Grant revocable permits to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation to perform activities relating to Portland Rose Festival annual celebration from May 27 through June 12, 2022

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. The Portland Rose Festival Foundation, through its Chief Executive Officer Jeff Curtis, has applied for permission to hold annual Rose Festival events.
     
  2. 2022 marks the 115th year of this community celebration.
     
  3. The Portland Rose Festival was designated the Official Festival of the City of Portland by Council Resolution 36759, adopted on January 13, 2010.
     
  4. This tribute to Portland's history, culture and community celebrates past traditions and creates new customs that are an important and enjoyable tradition of Portland that should be continued.
     
  5. Attended by over a million people, the Rose Festival is one of the world's top civic celebrations.
     
  6. The Portland Rose Festival promotes civic pride, draws local and international visitors to Portland, and provides significant regional economic stimulus.
     
  7. The granting of said permission under certain conditions shall not be detrimental to the public interest.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. Revocable permits are hereby granted to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation for the following Rose Festival activities subject to certain conditions outlined in the attached Exhibits A through I:
     
    1. Use a portion of Tom McCall Waterfront Park to hold CityFair in connection with Rose Festival events through the Parks and Recreation permit process, with permission to vend and sell items in the park from May 26, 2022, through June 12, 2022 subject to conditions listed in “Exhibit B”.
       
    2. Hold the Starlight Parade, Saturday, June 4, 2022, commencing at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Portland, subject to conditions listed in “Exhibit C”
       
    3. Hold the Junior Rose Festival Parade, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. subject to conditions listed in “Exhibit D”.
       
    4. Close portions of City streets as shown on the attached map subject to the conditions listed in “Exhibit E”.
       
    5. Hold the Grand Floral Parade, Saturday, June 11, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with permission to vend and sell between the curb lines of the parade route streets, items of festival paraphernalia and certain food items during the parade, without payment of the license fee, and with exemption from payment of permit inspection fees, subject to conditions listed in “Exhibit F”.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because delay in the enactment of this ordinance would result in a delay in planning for the CityFair, parades, and street closures; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

Documents and Exhibits

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Portland Rose Festival is a regional annual event.  The Portland Rose Festival Foundation and the events that it produces are an integral part of the community and was designated the Official Festival of the City of Portland by Council Resolution 36759, adopted on January 13, 2010.

This ordinance provides revocable permits to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation to conduct its activities. These include permits for the Grand Floral, Junior and Starlight parades; use of Tom McCall Waterfront Park; street closures for formation and disband areas for Grand Floral Parade and allows for sales in the right-of-way.  While not City revenue, an economic study commissioned by the Portland Rose Festival Foundation indicates that the 2012 Rose Festival and sanctioned events generated $75.5 million in economic impact.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

This legislation will not generate or reduce current or future revenue coming to the City. Council has historically voted in favor of absorbing some of the costs associated with the Rose Festival events and waiver of some fees.  These revenues are included in current year appropriations.

PBOT will collect permit fees of $9,270.00 for year 2022 permits, as per the special event administrative regulations. However, as with other special events; these fees do not cover true costs for the parades.

The Portland Bureau of Fire and Rescue (PF&R) will absorb approximately $13,000 in planning and standby personnel costs.

Portland Parks and Recreation estimates collection of $170,000 in revenues as reimbursement for use and repairs of Waterfront Park for CityFair.

The Bureau of Development Services permit and inspection fees are waived. Estimated expenditures include $160,000 in Police services, and $256,000 in PBOT services.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

The Rose Festival and associated events approved by this ordinance have been in place for a period of over 100 years.  No major changes to the events are proposed, thus no change to neighborhood or business impacts.

While the events included in this ordinance can create significant disruption to traffic and transit, the ongoing planning and coordination efforts of City staff and our partner agencies, notify the community of these disruptions and address necessary services.  PBOT and Police are the primary agencies for citizen contact regarding the nature of any impacts, we also review and approve messaging to the community. The multi-event aspect of the Rose Festival allows for different communities of people to come together in a way that celebrates Portland civic pride.

100% Renewable Goal

N/A

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

Council has historically voted in favor of absorbing some of the costs associated with the Rose Festival events and waiver of some fees. These revenues are included in current year appropriations. 

PBOT will collect permit fees of $9,270 for year 2022 permits, as per the special event administrative regulations. However, as with other special events, these fees do not cover true costs for the parades. Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) will absorb approximately $13,000 in planning and standby personnel costs. Portland Parks and Recreation estimates collection of $170,000 in revenues as reimbursement for use and repairs of Waterfront Park for CityFair. The Bureau of Development Services permit and inspection fees are waived. Estimated expenditures include $160,000 in Police services and $256,000 in PBOT services. 

Agenda Items

396 Consent Agenda in May 18-19, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed

  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Contact

Allison Madsen

Special Events Program Coordinator, PBOT

Requested Agenda Type

Consent