DOWNEY - The annual Downey Street Faire is officially a go after the City Council approved a request to close down Brookshire Avenue for the all-day event May 4.The Downey Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the fair, will pay more than $7,400 to cover the city's expenses, which include two police officers working overtime as security. Public works personnel will barricade the streets, install signage, deliver and set-up the Show Mobile and help with clean-up. On-duty firefighters will man the required first aid station and provide fire extinguishers for booths using propane. Chamber officials will provide vehicles to barricade the north and south ends of Brookshire; the entrance to the Civic Center between the Downey Theatre and the library will be available only to fire and police vehicles. The chamber is also responsible for setup and takedown of the staging area, booths, portable restrooms and more. Food booths are subject to approval by the L.A. County Health Department.
********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02