Aldermen move to prevent parade permit infighting


by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times— The Shannon Rovers at the 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The next two years, the parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Sun-Times file The ordinance preserves permit priority for parades that had been forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic. With 500 permits issued every year, it’s safe to say that Chicago loves a parade. On Thursday, the City Council’s Committee on Cultural Affairs and Special Events proved that love by providing a bit of post-pandemic...

chicagotribune.com—City moves to protect ‘traditional parades’ canceled during pandemic. Long-standing Chicago parades canceled during the pandemic would get first dibs on reclaiming the dates to hold their events rather than having to vie with neighborhood opponents under a plan aldermen advanced Thursday.

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Los Angeles Times—L.A. could roll back move to ticket sidewalk vendors who lack permits. Under a proposal, the city of L.A. would not issue citations to food vendors who lack permits, focusing instead on education and outreach to vendors.