CHAPTER 20. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.*
Article I. General Provisions.
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
(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
(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).)