Centralized Event Management in Tacoma?

The BIA Blog is reporting that a proposal is on the table to form a partnership between Metro Parks and the city to centralize major event management.

Under the proposal related to the committee this morning, the City of Tacoma would create a new Office of Special Events. This department would “develop an efficient, user-friendly event permit system” and provide a centralized operational planning process for new and major special events. Metro Parks believes that this approach would yield a “more effective, strategic approach to festival production in Tacoma” beginning as early as next calendar year.

I want to hear more…

Link to the BIA Blog

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Ron Swarner

Where can I score one of those hats?!

July 9, 2010 at 10:20 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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There’s potentially a go local element to this too…

July 9, 2010 at 11:14 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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No Go.  City of Tacoma requires helmets.

July 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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The big floppy hats cover the helmets.

July 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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How about a streetcar like this?  Bar-car anyone?  People would probably ride that sucker all night!

July 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Tim Smith

The hats are available at every beer and wine fest in Bavaria, almost every tacky gift shop in Germany or here for $10


July 10, 2010 at 7:00 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Tim Smith

On that note, we have so many cool festivals now, I think that in memory of the lost Heidelberg Beer add, <span class=“caps”>UWT</span> should sponsor a full-blown out Tacoma Oktoberfest – simulcast – with the one in Munchen.


July 10, 2010 at 7:07 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Trying to get the same city to work for you, year in and out, and expecting different results is just another form of madness.

July 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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