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Memorial Day Weekend 2013 after action report

Memorial Day Weekend 2013 after action report

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MIAMI
BEACH
OFFICE
OF
THE
CITY
MANAGER
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LETTER
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Mayor
Matti
Herrera
Bower
and
Membersofthe
City
Cofrjmissiort
t
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FROM
Jimmy
L
Morales
City
Manager
DATE
July
25
2013
SUBJECT
MEMORIAL
DAY
WEEKEND
2013
MAJOR
EVENT
PLAN
AFTERACTION
This
memorandum
is
intended
to
provide
a
reportregardingthe
City
s
ajor
EventPlan
MEP
for
Memorial
Day
Weekend
2013
As
you
know
theMemorialDay
Weekend
MEP
coversthe
period
from
Thursday
May
23
2013through
Tuesday
May
28
2013
Theobjectiveofthe
MEP
was
to
address
anticipatedimpactsexpected
duringtheholiday
weekend
mitigate
thoseimpacts
on
thecommunity
and
above
all
ensurethe
safety
and
welfare
of
residents
and
visitors
The
MEP
sets
forththe
action
planinvolvedfrom
a
preparation
and
implementation
perspective
identifies
resources
and
each
Department
s
ole
and
functionduring
the
period
As
is
typical
with
our
MEP
s
ity
staff
has
de
briefedandwill
continue
to
doso
asneededto
reviewthe
weekend
discussoutcomes
and
identifyany
areas
for
possible
improvement
in
future
years
By
all
accounts
the
holidayweekendwas
very
successfuldue
in
large
part
to
thecomprehensiveplanning
efforts
of
the
City
thatbegan
immediately
followingthe
2011
Memorial
Day
Weekend
Aspreviously
reported
the
Fire
Department
Parking
Department
Police
Department
Public
Works
Department
Sanitation
Division
and
CodeCompliance
Division
all
enhancedstaffing
levels
in
order
to
manage
crowds
maintainsafety
and
ensurequalityof
life
standards
throughout
the
weekend
OurTourism
and
Cultural
DevelopmentStaff
and
Parks
Department
staff
alsoprovided
additional
support
while
members
of
my
SeniorManagement
Staff
work
on
alpha
bravo
shifts
all
weekend
to
ensure
that
the
MEP
plan
wasimplemented
as
developed
and
to
respond
to
any
issues
Additionally
the
City
received
in
kind
support
from
Miami
Dade
County
as
well
as
other
local
jurisdictions
includingthepresence
of
volunteer
Goodwill
Ambassadors
from
both
the
County
and
the
City
and
citizen
God
Squad
volunteers
We
alsoworkedwith
other
communitypartners
to
provideoutreach
and
information
including
localradio
stations
Thisyearweagainmet
with
representativesfromthe
ACLU
NAACPMiami
Chapter
and
the
United
StatesDepartmentofJustice
Civil
RightsDivisionprior
to
the
weekend
These
groupswerealsopresent
during
the
weekend
as
theyhave
been
for
the
past
few
years
Hotels
reported
averageoccupancies
at
approximatelyseventy
one
percent
71
s
reported
by
Smith
Travel
Althoughcrowdswere
largeduring
peak
periods
more
specifically
Friday
and
Saturday
evenings
they
were
generally
smallercrowds
compared
to
previous
years
In
2012
hotelsreported
averageoccupancies
at
approximately
seventy
two
percent
72
The
following
isa
summaryof
key
elementsofour
MEP
and
ourreview
ofthe
plan
Traffic
Loop
A
cruisingloop
was
implemented
toroute
trafficthrough
and
out
of
the
City
while
reducing
impacts
to
residential
neighborhoods
The
followingsummarizesthecruising
loop
OceanDrive
was
closed
to
vehicles
from
Friday
May
24
Tuesday
May
28
Collins
Avenue
from
5
Street
to
Espanola
Way
one
way
heading
northfrom
Friday
May
24
Tuesday
May
28
Washington
Avenue
from
5
Street
15
Street
one
way
heading
south
eachevening
beginning
at
7
0pm
from
Friday
May
24
Tuesday
May
28
thesouthboundlanes
will
be
eastern
most
lanes
oftravel
 
Memorial
Day
Weekend
2013Recap
Page
2
of
4
Roadblockswere
erected
on
most
ofthecrossstreetsoff
Fifth
Ocean
Collins
and
Washington
Additionalrestrictionswere
in
place
on
Alton
Road
5
17
treet
DadeBlvd
and
along
41
st
Street
to
preventvisitors
from
entering
the
residential
areas
Residents
were
encouraged
touse
the
Venetian
CausewayAspreviously
stated
thePoliceDepartment
had
a
DUI
checkpoint
from
8
p
riday
to
6
a
Saturday
on
the
MacArthur
Causeway
east
of
the
entrances
to
Palmand
Hibiscus
islands
License
plate
readers
were
deployed
on
theMacArthurCauseway
and
other
areas
of
the
City
to
record
tags
andto
findoutstanding
warrants
cars
reported
stolen
expiredregistrations
and
other
potential
violations
AFTER
ACTION
By
all
accounts
the
traffic
loop
successfully
reduced
thevolume
and
number
of
vehicles
in
the
entertainment
district
and
also
reducedtheimpacts
of
traffic
on
the
adjacent
residential
neighborhoods
Pedestrian
Sidewalk
Expansion
The
Collins
Avenuesidewalkexpansion
onceagain
wasimplemented
to
provide
the
increased
number
of
pedestrians
with
a
safe
path
of
travel
Parking
along
Collins
Avenue
from
7
spanola
Way
waseliminatedwithbarricadesprovidingprotectionbetween
pedestrians
and
vehicles
to
accommodatewider
pedestrian
paths
Barricades
on
Collins
Avenue
from
15
to
23
streetswere
alsoplaced
adjacent
to
the
sidewalk
to
prevent
jaywalking
The
City
also
closed
Ocean
Drivefrom
5
h
15
streets
starting
Friday
May
24
to
address
pedestrianoverflow
in
this
area
of
the
entertainment
district
similar
to
what
wasdone
in
2012
Traffic
posts
wereestablished
at
all
crossstreets
100blocks
manned
by
Security
Guards
AFTER
ACTION
Thepedestrian
sidewalkexpansion
proved
to
be
successful
once
again
Enhanced
Lighting
Manyareas
along
Lummus
Park
and
thebeachwalk
are
generallydimly
lit
due
to
environmental
regulations
pertaining
to
turtle
nestingHistorically
the
City
has
placedlight
towers
placed
in
LummusParksouth
of
10
Street
during
Memorial
Day
Weekend
In
2012
the
City
placed
50
lighttowers
throughoutthe
areaand
in
2013this
wasexpanded
to
a
total
of
60
lighttowers
in
the
followinglocations
in
an
effort
to
make
these
areas
saferfor
visitors
and
residents
o
Lummus
Park
from
5
h
15
streets
o
East
ofLummus
ParkbetweentheCoral
Rock
Wall
and
Dune
from
5
h
15
streets
o
21
St
Streeteastofthe
Coral
Rock
Wall
o
Collins
Park
east
and
west
sides
o
Street
ends
along
the
Beachwalk
from
15
street
21
st
street
AFTER
ACTION
Enhanced
lightingcreated
a
saferenvironmentforvisitors
and
resident
and
w
proved
to
bean
essential
tool
in
the
MEP
Sky
Watch
Towers
A
total
of
four
4
owerswere
deployedthis
year
withcapacity
for
additionallighting
and
video
monitoring
Thetowersweredeployed
on
OceanDrive
2
ollins
and
16
street
and
Lincoln
Road
at
Washington
AvenueAFTER
ACTION
The
sky
watchtowerswere
very
useful
in
monitoringcrowd
conditions
Event
Staff
A
total
of
75
Event
Staffwere
deployed
nightly
starting
Friday
May
24
TheEvent
Staff
served
as
a
forcemultiplier
to
assist
with
crowd
control
in
heavily
traffic
areas
and
at
key
locations
such
as
popular
bars
and
nightclubs
AFTER
ACTION
The
level
of
training
and
expertise
provided
by
the
event
staff
was
very
effective
in
securing
residential
areas
and
providing
crowd
control
assistance
at
key
locations
 
n
Memorial
Day
Weekend
2013Recap
Page
3
of
4
Safety
checkpoints
on
theMacArthur
Causeway
The
trafficmanagement
plan
includedcertainlane
reductions
to
assist
in
managingflow
of
traffic
into
the
city
DUI
checkpoint
Police
from
the
City
of
Miami
andMiami
Beachstaged
a
DUI
checkpoint
from
8
p
riday
to
6
a
aturday
on
the
MacArthur
Causeway
eastofthe
entrances
toPalmand
Hibiscus
islands
License
Plate
recognition
License
plate
readersthat
usemulti
angle
scanners
torecord
vehicle
tags
were
placedalong
theJuliaTuttle
and
MacArthurcauseways
torecord
almost
every
carthatdrives
intoSouth
Beach
The
PoliceDepartment
used
four
4
eaders
2
stationary
2
mobile
DUI
Saturation
MBPD
had
a
dedicatedsquadof
DUI
officers
conductingsaturationdetails
all
five
5
days
in
Area
I
South
Beach
AFTER
ACTION
The
DUI
checkpoint
was
held
on
Friday
May
24
A
total
of
1
08
vehicles
were
checked
whichresulted
in
280
traffic
citations
26
arrests
3
DUI
arrests
4
guns
seized
and
13
vehicleswere
towed
Thesenumbers
are
generallyconsistent
with
typical
checkpoints
In
2012
a
total
of
1260
vehicleswere
checked
21
arrests
6
DUI
arrests
3
additionalarrests
by
ATFfor
firearms
4
guns
seized
257
citations
issuedand
12
vehicleswere
towed
TheLicensePlateReaders
provedtoalso
be
veryuseful
and
resulted
in
3
83
icenseplates
run
Of
those
hits
811
Citations
were
issued
5
felony
arrestswere
made
3
DUI
21
misdemeanor
arrests
and27
tows
In
2012
by
comparison
it
resulted
in
17
91
license
plates
run
whichgenerated
425
hits
Of
those
hits
198
Citations
were
issued
2
felonyarrestswere
made
1
DUI
7
misdemeanor
arrests
1
warrant
arrest
and
11
tows
Public
Safety
ThePolice
Department
in
concert
with
personnelfrom
Miami
Dade
County
City
of
Miami
as
well
as
other
jurisdictions
andlaw
enforcement
agencies
provided
a
visible
streetpresencethroughout
the
weekend
Therewere
382
MiamiBeachPolice
Officers
and
another
150
officers
from
outside
agencies
for
a
total
of
532
policepersonnel
throughout
the
weekend
Additionally
the
Cityused75event
staff
each
night
during
the
weekend
In
2012
by
comparison
therewere
361
MiamiBeachPolice
Officers
and
another
155
officers
from
outside
agencies
for
a
total
of
516
policepersonnelthroughout
the
weekend
Efforts
to
provide
information
and
earlyoutreach
on
the
City
s
arious
lawsand
codesassisted
in
reducing
thenumber
of
incidents
resulting
in
arrests
In
summary
a
total
of414arrestswere
madeand
1
54
traffic
citations
were
issued
1
for
loud
music
with
the
majority
84
of
all
arrestsmade
for
misdemeanors
319
as
hasbeen
thecaseeach
year
Local
residentsrepresenting
43
of
the
total
arrested
local
residents
include
46
from
Miami
Beach
and
132
from
Miami
DadeCounty
Another
24
percent
ofthose
arrestedwere
from
other
areasof
Florida
100
out
of
state
98
foreign
residents
3
nd
35
individuals
with
unknown
addresses
By
comparison
in
2012
373arrests
were
made
and
1
83
traffic
citations
2
for
loud
music
were
issued
Calls
for
servicewere
slightlydownthis
year
with
a
totalof
2
60
2
07
Police
and
353
Fire
In
2011
thetotal
numberof
calls
forservicewere
2
48
2
66
Police
and
382
Fire
Once
again
the
City
successfully
implementedtheGoodwill
Ambassador
Program
for
the
weekend
This
included
the
volunteer
participationof
approximately
50City
of
MiamiBeach
employees
232MiamiDade
County
employees
and
30
of
membersof
the
God
Squad
Thesevolunteers
providedmuch
assistance
to
ourPolice
Department
by
monitoring
areas
where
large
groupswere
concentrated
and
providinginformation
to
our
visitors
I

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