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File #: 22-733    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Items Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Consider a request from Pacific Airshow event organizer, Code Four, to approve a subsidy for the September 30 through October 1, 2022 event, as well as a deferred payment schedule for fees and charges due to the City
Attachments: 1. 9/6/22 Supp Comm - PPT
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Chris Slama, Director of Community & Library Services

PREPARED BY: Chris Slama, Director of Community & Library Services

Subject:
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Consider a request from Pacific Airshow event organizer, Code Four, to approve a subsidy for the September 30 through October 1, 2022 event, as well as a deferred payment schedule for fees and charges due to the City
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Statement of Issue:
The City of Huntington Beach has been contacted by Code Four, the event organizer of the Pacific Airshow, requesting a subsidy be approved as part of the permitting process, as well as a deferred schedule for payment of fees and charges due to the City.

Financial Impact:
The proposed subsidy could be similar to the past City Council-approved amount of up to $110,000, which is based on a share of the actual parking and HB RV Campground revenues collected during the three-day event and would be used to offset a portion of the direct event staffing costs.

Preliminary analysis indicates that the estimated 2022 airshow direct event staffing costs for Police, Fire, Marine Safety, and Public Works total $134,366. Please note that this amount is an estimate and that final costs may fluctuate based on the actual staffing needs during the event.

In addition to the $134,366 in staffing costs, Code Four expenses due to the City include $17,797 for various permit fees, $40,800 in estimated reserved parking space charges used for event production staging and VIP purposes (240 spaces x 17 days x $10), and $64,000 for reserved HB RV Campground sites to be sold and packaged by the organizer (40 sites x $1,600), totaling $256,963.

Approval of a subsidy of up to $110,000 would reduce Code Four's bottom line costs from $256,963 to $146,963 as has been approved by City Council in prior years to offset direct staffing event costs.

Original Amount
$256,963
Owed to Cit...

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