A proposal to limit a long-time Wenatchee tradition received a favorable hearing before the Wenatchee city council Thursday night. Darci Waterman, administrator of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival proposed that the city draft an ordinance that would allow chairs, and only chairs along the parade route only during the 11 days of the Festival.
Waterman says Festival organizers and city officials received numerous complaints in the past couple of years about chairs and other items placed on city sidewalks to reserve a parade viewing spot. She says some people marked their spots several weeks in advance of the Festival. The city council directed city attorney Steve Smith to write an ordinance regarding chair placement. The council is expected to vote on that ordinance within a month or two.