Sec. 20-11-1. Special events.

(a) As hereinafter mentioned in this article, “special event” means, including but without limitation, any assembly or congregation of persons, display, entertainment or demonstration, that is likely to meet any one or more of the following criteria:
(l) Be attended by fifty or more people or charges admission to the general public except if the activity occurs as part of a licensed business and the activity is part of the normal business operations;
(2) Obstructs, delays or interferes with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or otherwise fails to comply with traffic laws and controls; or
(3) Can reasonably be expected to become a hazard to the public peace, health, safety or general welfare as determined by either the chief of police, fire chief, or the parks, recreation and community services director.
(b) In order to estimate the necessary level of public services necessary for each special event, the parks, recreation and community services director shall characterize each event as provided in this section. All special events shall fall within one of the following categories:
(l) A category one event is generally any special event that is reasonably expected to attract between fifty to four hundred ninety-nine people.
(2) A category two event is generally any special event that is reasonably expected to attract between five hundred to three thousand people.
(3) A category three event is generally any special event that is reasonably expected to attract more than three thousand people.
(c) Notwithstanding the general guidelines set forth, in determining the appropriate category of a proposed event, the parks, recreation and community services director may also take into consideration the nature of the event; the past history of the event; the applicant, the special event sponsors and/or participants; and/or other relevant available information. Based on this analysis, the parks, recreation and community services director may upgrade or downgrade the special event’s characterization or otherwise conditionally approve or deny the special event as is necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants and local residents. (Ord. No. 1360, § 3 (part); Ord. No. 1436, § 3 (part).)