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File #: 23-32    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 7/14/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/10/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion of Proposed Town Plaza Use Policy; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate
Attachments: 1. 2022-10-10_ATT_Proposed Town Plaza Use Policy.pdf
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion of Proposed Town Plaza Use Policy; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate

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Meeting Date: October 10, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Elizabeth Garcia/Office of Economic and Cultural Development
Todd Tipton/Office of Economic and Cultural Development
Heather Baker/City Attorney's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-5708
(310) 253-5783
(310) 253-5660

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [x] General Fund: Yes [] No [x]

Attachments: Yes [x] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [x]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (10/05/2022); Culver City Downtown Business Association (10/05/2022); Business and Property Owners Adjacent to Town Plaza (10/05/2022).

Department Approval: Jesse Mays, Assistant City Manager (10/04/2022); Heather Baker (10/05/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council discuss the proposed Town Plaza Use Policy ("Policy"); and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

Town Plaza was designed to attract residents, employees and visitors to Downtown Culver City. The original portion of Town Plaza was constructed in 2002 upon a vacated portion of Washington Blvd, that ran in between the Culver Hotel, the former Arclight Theater, and in front of The Culver Studios. In 2019, the City expanded Town Plaza in order to create a new public open space that could serve as a public venue for art, music and special events.

Since 2002, the original portion of Town Plaza ("Town Plaza-West" as referenced in the Policy) has been administered through informal policies and procedures, which require both City Council sponsorship and a Special Event Permit for events, and a Film Permit for filming activities. Since 2019, the expanded portion of Town Plaza ("Town Plaza-East" as referenced in the Policy) has been ...

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