|May 11, 2017, City Council Regular Meeting|
Motion to Approve Revisions to the Horse and Carriage Ordinance
Recommend approval of revisions to Part 6, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 1, Business and Occupations, Article S of the Horse-Drawn Carriage Ordinance of 1977. The revisions are intended to regulate the horse-drawn carriage industry, protect the health, safety, and welfare of the animals used in the tourism industry, as well as citizens, motorists and pedestrians using the public rights of way. Changes were also made to provide consistency with the Tour Service For Hire Ordinance revisions approved in October 2015 eliminating the tour guide testing and permitting requirements.
Over the past two years, the Tourism Management and Ambassadorship Department brought together representatives from the carriage industry, local veterinarians who treat large animals, animal advocates and the Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) to modify the Ordinance. Specific revisions include:
Following the comments from the City Council Workshop in the summer of 2016 about equine spills, staff met with the equine sanitation service provider company. At that time, the company worked with the City to research and test alternative formulas to treat the spills that would not jeopardize the storm water system. This resulted in the company employing a new product that, when used properly, dissipates odors.
Bridget Lidy, Tourism and Ambassadorship Director
Support letter from LLAVS.pdf
Redline Copy of the Revisions to the Horse Drawn Carriage Ordinance.pdf
Support from Horse Carriage Companies.pdf
Clean Copy of the Revisions to the Horse Drawn Carriage Ordinance.pdf