City council discusses St. Patrick's Day plans

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah city council members discussed plans Thursday for next year's Saint Patrick's Day parade and celebration.
The 55-person committee is hoping to have recommendations to improve the festival by December or early January and are looking for input from the community on public safety, hotel available, festival plans and an overall vision.
"I want to get these recommendations to the public as soon as possible because last year we made changes two weeks before," said council member Tony Thomas.
City council also discussed project DeRenne, which aims to improve traffic flow on DeRenne Avenue and keep neighborhoods beautiful. 

Some of the criteria the organization is concerned about is intrusion into existing property, parcel redevelopment, pedestrian accommodations, bike accommodations, transit, traffic flow and emergency response time.
City council will look more into both topics in the next month before coming to a vote.     
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