Tony is back with a new idea for increasing tourism.
On next week's agenda:
SUBJECT: Proclamation to establish “Spock Block” for one week, March 26 – April 1, 2015
INTRODUCTION OF IDEA: On February 27, 2015, Leonard Nimoy, the actor known as the original Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television and movie franchise, died at the age of 83. The Spock character’s heritage was half human and half Vulcan, which means that one of the oldest streets in Encinitas, Vulcan Avenue, has something in common with Spock — a name.
I would propose that this Council declare in a proclamation that the Civic Center and Library block, from Vulcan Avenue and Cornish Drive to D and E streets, be called “Spock Block” for the week of March 26 – April 1, 2015. This would coincide with what would have been Nimoy’s birthday on March 26th.
The purpose of this proclamation would be to encourage anyone who enjoyed Mr. Spock and the Star Trek series to come to our city to celebrate the life of Mr. Nimoy. Businesses would be encouraged to welcome Trekkies, as they’re known, to put on a pair of pointed ears and greet people with the Vulcan “V” sign and the saying Spock made famous: “Live Long and Prosper.”
Creativity and having fun would be the main objective, something that would have appealed to the human side of Mr. Spock.
DIRECTION TO STAFF: Prepare the proclamation and set up a public address system so that Mayor Gaspar can read the proclamation in a public ceremony at the lower parking lot on the corner of Vulcan Avenue and E Street, March 26th, at a time to be determined.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Kranz promotes Trekkie tourism
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