[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Española as Ch. 10, Art. IV, of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the Fiesta del Valle de Española, to achieve participation in the various fiesta events by the civic-minded citizens of this community and to provide centralized supervision over persons who sponsor, conduct or manage the various fiesta activities, and to ensure fiscal and financial responsibility on the part of those who solicit and collect fees, assessments and contributions from the people of the City. This chapter is adopted for the purpose of promoting and protecting the public safety, health and welfare of the community, and shall be liberally construed to carry out its purposes.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
- FIESTA COMMITTEE
- A committee consisting of the Mayor and two members of the Fiesta Council, appointed under the terms of this chapter.
- FIESTA COUNCIL
- A council appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, under the terms of this chapter.
- FIESTA DEL VALLE DE ESPAÑOLA
- The annual public celebration held in this City to commemorate and celebrate the initial conquest of New Mexico by Captain Juan de Oñate in July 1598, and the establishment of his capital at San Gabriel de Los Españoles, at the confluence of the Rio Chama and the Rio Grande del Norte.
There is hereby created a Fiesta Advisory Council, called "Council" in this chapter, which shall consist of 20 members to 40 members to be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the majority of the membership of the City Council. The Mayor shall designate the Chairman of the Council, and the Council shall meet as often as is necessary in the discretion of the Chairman to discharge its duties and shall promulgate its own bylaws and regulations, subject to the approval of the Fiesta Committee.
There is hereby created a permanent committee to be known as the "Committee on the Fiesta del Valle de Española," called "Fiesta Committee" in this chapter, which shall consist of the Mayor as Chairman and two other members of the Fiesta Advisory Council to be appointed by the Chairman of such Council. The Fiesta Committee shall in its discretion delegate duties and responsibilities as required to the Fiesta Council in order to accomplish the purpose of this chapter. The Fiesta Committee shall report regularly to the City Council.
All property acquired by the Fiesta del Valle de Española Fiesta Committee shall be the property of the City.
The City may delegate to a nonprofit corporation created for such purpose all rights, powers and duties authorized by this chapter.