Tet Parade’s future at council

THE 2023 TET PARADE in Westminster was organized by the city, and was widely considered a success (City of Westminster photo).

A variety of items ranging from what to post on Facebook to whether the annual Tet Parade should be a municipal enterprise from now on are on the agenda for the Westminster City Council when it meets on Wednesday.

Topping the regular business portion of the agenda is presentation on social media “best practices” use for city officials.

The council will consider the city’s three-year strategic plan and updated six-month objectives. It will also mull clarifying the issue of whose support is needed to place items on the council agenda.

Recently, the council voted 3-2 to require the backing of two council members in order to place an item on the agenda, but that created a conflict with an earlier policy which allowed the mayor to add items to the agenda independently.

Also at the meeting, the council will consider a request by Mayor Chi Charlie Nguyen to designate the Tet Parade as a “city-sanctioned event” and begin planning for 2024’s event.

After no nonprofit groups stepped up this year to organize the parade, the council handed the task to city staff. It was staged successfully with a large turnout despite the short amount of time in which the staff had to make all the preparations for the project.

The council will meet in closed session at 5:30 and in open session at 7 p.m. in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

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