Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the DOWNEY CITY PLANNING COMMISSION on the 16th day of October, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers within Downey City Hall, 11111 Brookshire Avenue, Downey, California. At that time and place, consideration will be given to the following:

(PLN-19-00153) Special Event Permit: A request by Courage Forward and the Rotary Club of the City of Downey, to hold their annual Fiesta De Las Calaveras event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will include live entertainment, food sales, beer sales, and vendors within the parking lot of Stonewood Center located at 251 Stonewood Street and zoned S-P 89-1 (Stonewood Specific Plan).

All interested parties are invited to submit written comments and/or to attend and give testimony. The staff report, which provides a detailed description and analysis of this project, will be posted to the City’s website ( on the Friday prior to the public hearing.

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this request has been found to be Categorically Exempt from CEQA, per CEQA Guideline, Section 15304 (Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, contact the City Clerk’s Department at 562-904-7280 or the California Relay Service at 711. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make arrangements to assure accessibility. The City of Downey does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. Questions, concerns, complaints or requests for additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be forwarded to the City’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at 11111 Brookshire Avenue, Downey, CA 90241,, Phone: 562-299-6619, Fax: 562-923-6388, and California Relay 711.

All interested parties are invited to submit written comments and/or to attend and give testimony. If you have any questions concerning this application, please contact Assistant Planner Madalyn Welch (562) 904-7154, or at

The Downey Patriot


Jonathan Fox