SDEC’s Timeline of Achievements

SDEC works tirelessly with elected officials, special event oversight officials, and event vendors to advocate for the special event industry on every level.  Here are some of the highlights of our accomplishments since our launch in 2020.

That's a lot of action & awareness from this coalition in the short time we have been working together!

San Diego County parks fees

Jan 2022 - Projected Police Fee increase in 2023

Jan 2022 - Fire Dept Structural Engineering Mandate

July 2021 – Through work with Mayor Gloria’s office, SDEC advocated for live events, and the City of SD earmarked $2mm for the Special Events industry

Dec. 2021 - Worked with ABC and City of San Diego to develop mixed-ages pilot program for alcohol service.

May 2021 - We held a press conference w/ Chair Nathan Fletcher, Chair of Board of Supervisors, Supervisior of San Diego County 4th District

April 2021 - worked with the County Health Department for Events:

Jan 2021 - Met w/ Dr. Pan, Dir of California Health

Nov 2020 - County Grant recognition for Special Events

Sept 2020 - Case March w/ Live Events Coalition

Aug 2020 – Public Rally

Aug 2020 – Through SDEC’s efforts, farmers markets and retail events were allowed to re-open.

May 2020 - the group created a 35 page document detailing how to safely reopen events