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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br />SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES <br />TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 <br />Mayor Kovacic called the Study Session to order at 5:30 p.m. <br />ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br />PRESENT: Council Member Chandler, Kovacic, Tay and Wuo <br />ABSENT: Council Member Beck <br />A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tern Chandler, seconded by Council Member Tay, to excuse <br />Council Member Beck from this meeting. <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS — No one appeared. <br />STUDY SESSION <br />a. Report, discussion, and direction concerning special events in Downtown Arcadia, <br />including a patriotic concert, recurring street market, and Lunar New Year festival. <br />Assistant City Manager /Development Services Director Kruckeberg provided an overview of <br />each proposed events. <br />Matt McSweeney, an Arcadia Improvement Association representative, appeared and provided <br />the City Council with a handout regarding the proposed patriotic and recurring street market <br />events on July 3, 2015, and spoke in support of the events. <br />In response to Mayor Pro Tern Chandler's question regarding who pays for the events, Mr. <br />McSweeney responded that it would be paid from the Arcadia Improvement Association's <br />budget. <br />Dave Gayman, Family Festival Productions, appeared and indicated that their contract with the <br />City of Monrovia ends in June and would like to bring this event to the City of Arcadia beginning <br />July 3, he explained the type of services they provide and feels they can provide Arcadia the <br />type of event they are looking for. <br />In response to an inquiry by Mayor Kovacic, Mr. Gayman responded that they pay Monrovia a <br />franchise fee based on revenue, because they charge the vendors a fee. <br />Mark, an Arcadia resident, appeared and commented on the proposed Arcadia street market <br />event and compared it to the one in Monrovia. <br />Scott Hettrick, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and an Arcadia Improvement Association <br />representative, appeared and expressed his support of the recurring street market event, and <br />commented on some of the variables that still needed to be worked out with Family Festival <br />Productions. <br />Linda Li, EDI representative, appeared and discussed the Lunar New Year Festival proposed <br />for January 31, 2016; she distributed a handout to the City Council and described what the <br />festival represents, the types of vendors, parking issues, and how the event would be promoted. <br />1 05 -19 -15 <br />