Punta Gorda City Council members are not happy that they received a request for an event permit after that event had already been advertised and music acts had been booked. The council tabled the permit request for the Punta Gorda Block Party, scheduled for April 29th. The plan for the Block Party includes closing Marion Avenue and downtown businesses have raised objections to that. This would be the first Punta Gorda Block Party since 2014. It was canceled the following year due to lack of funding. The event benefits local nonprofit organizations.