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Council Holds Business Regulation and License Code Public Hearing

Councilmember Jaiza Page

Wednesday, January 24

City Hall
Council Chambers
90 W. Broad St.


Council is holding a public hearing to discuss upcoming legislation to regulate certain commercial activity on public property during special events. In connection with the upcoming 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the proposed legislation would authorize a portion of the Downtown area to be designated as a "Clean Zone."

A “Clean Zone” is a geographically defined boundary for which a special permit is required to lawfully sell or distribute licensed and/or special event related services or goods during a limited and specific time period.

The purpose of this zone is to preserve the health and safety of all citizens, visitors and participants, to preserve the aesthetic qualities of the Downtown area, and to prohibit “ambush marketing.”

All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited to three minutes. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must fill out a speaker slip between 8am-5pm on the day of the hearing at Columbus City Hall. 

The hearing will be broadcast on CTV, Columbus’ cable access channel and available to live stream on and the MyColumbus App.