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Michael Jordan
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Username: Frisco96

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 04:20 pm:   

I am wondering what the city's position is on public assembly to gather signatures on a petition for submission to our local leadership (Mayor and council.) I understand that freedom to assemble is Constitutionally protected. If I wish to collect signatures on city property such as in front of City Hall or in one of our local parks or at the Stars Center, what is the official stance of the city on this? Are there any laws that I should be aware of? My effort is very peaceful, meaning it is not a protest, but it is important that I get a clarification on the city's position on this before I get started.
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 209
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:39 am:   

You may collect signatures on public property, however, you may not impede others in passing. The Star Center would be private property so you would need their permission to collect signatures near their entrances.

If you have further questions, feel free to call me at 972.335.5502
 

Michael Jordan
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Username: Frisco96

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:37 pm:   

Thank you for the response. My only remaining question is in regards to the Stars Center. According to press releases and the city of Frisco website under "facts", the Stars Center is city owned to the tune of over 20 million dollars. Is that accurate information or is it as you have stated that it is privately owned? Perhaps I am not understanding the ownership issue on the Stars Center and how it becomes "private" property when we as a city has a financial interest in it.
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 210
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:25 pm:   

My understanding is that the city financed it but has leased it to a private entity that is solely responsible for it's operation and maintenance. The city does not have care, custody and control of the property and building, but a private entity does.
 

Michael Jordan
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Username: Frisco96

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 08:35 pm:   

I cannot find the leasee of the property. Any idea who it is? The folks who answer the phone send you on a hunt for who to contact.

Thanks for the assistance.
 

Jason Gray, Assistant City Manager
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Username: Jason

Post Number: 129
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 11:24 am:   

Mr. Jordan
The Lesee of the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco is Southwest Sports Group. The telephone number for the facility is (214) 387-5600.

Thanks-

Jason Gray
Assistant City Manager

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