City Council to Consider Requests from the SBA in Association with GOTR Stopover
On June 16, the City Council will consider approving several requests from the Salida Business Alliance (SBA) to prepare for and execute downtown activities during the Gentlemen of the Road (GOTR) Stopover in August.
The Salida Business Alliance has been actively engaged in preparations for the upcoming GOTR Salida Stopover in August. The article highlights a number of their requests and recommendations some of which require approval from the City Council.
Street closure. SBA has requested that they be allowed to close F Street from 1st to 3rd during the event. This would allow for pedestrians to enjoy activities on the street and for merchants to spill out and display their wares.
Shuttle route. The SBA, city staff and Madison House Presents all agree that the shuttle carrying festival goers from Vandaveer Ranch to downtown should drop off and pick up at 3rd and F Streets. This will force festival goers to walk through much of downtown and hopefully generate more sales for businesses in downtown.
Chalk art. The SBA is requesting that chalk art be allowed on streets and sidewalks during the street closures. They may coordinate these efforts with Salida Recreation, Boys & Girls Club or local artists.
Signage. The SBA is requesting permission to hang a 10’ x 20’ temporary sign on the 2nd Street side of the Salida Five & Dime (See attached rendering). This type of sign is outside of what the sign code contemplates as it would be advertising an event rather than a specific business. They would like permission to hang this sign as soon as possible to help build excitement over the summer and possibly attract visitors to come back for the festival in August. The SBA would also like permission to install yard signs along Hwy 50 and possibly along the pedestrian route. For the most part, they think these signs would be on private property, but they would like permission to place them along rights of way or on municipal property if they determine those locations to be more appropriate. These signs would only be placed immediately preceding and during the festival.