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April 28, 2014
Mayor Javier M. Gonzales Introduces an Amendment to his “People to the Plaza”

Resolution at Public Works Committee Meeting Today at 5:00 p.m.

Today, Mayor Gonzales will introduce an amendment to his “People to the Plaza” resolution. The amendment proposes closing the Plaza annually, from the observed Memorial Day to the Monday following the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe weekend. It would close Lincoln Avenue, San Francisco Street and Old Santa Fe Trail to vehicular traffic. The amendment also proposes that staff look the number of public safety incidents that occurred in relation to the increased public safety presence in the Plaza area. The “People to the Plaza” resolution was introduced at City Council on April 9, 2014, and has passed through Public Safety and Business and Quality of Life Committee. It will be heard this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in Public Works Committee. It is scheduled to go to Finance Committee on May 5, 2014, heard before the entire City Council on May 14, 2014 and, if passed will go into effect on May 24, 2014.

“I’ve always wanted this to be a community dialogue,” said Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. “I see this as an opportunity to listen to concerns, consider logistics and, through compromise, I believe we can truly bring people to the Plaza and move toward a more vibrant Santa Fe.”

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