After a discussion regarding costs and semantics, council voted unanimously to bring in California-based live entertainment consulting company Venue Coalition to help book acts at the GFL Memorial Gardens.
Venue Coalition is expected to bring in a minimum of two to three acts in order to maintain their end of the contract, but Community Director Brent Lamming is optimistic that that number will be much higher, as the company already brought one act in (U2) last year, before the partnership was even a thought.
Council voted in favour for a one-year contract, bringing it back to the table for review at the end.
Venue Coalition has brought big names, such as Brad Paisley, Jeff Dunham and Toby Keith to Sudbury Community Centre within the last year.
Other items council unanimously voted in favour at Monday’s meeting were to disable advanced green lights in the city from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., in hopes of lowering unnecessary idling and wait times when there’s only one vehicle at an intersection, as well as to ensure that any new stop signs put up during construction where lights are removed are to have flashing lights above them for a minimum of one year. Council voted to explore this initiative once a report from Public Works and Transportation is completed with recommendations.