[R.O. 2009 §10.40.010; Ord. No. 4295 §1, 1981]
For purposes of this Chapter, the words set out in this Section shall have the following meanings:
- An organized procession containing seven (7) or more vehicles, except funeral processions, upon any public street, sidewalk or alley.
- Any march or procession consisting of people, animals or vehicles or combination thereof, except funeral processions, upon any public street, sidewalk or alley, which does not comply with normal and usual traffic regulations or control.
[R.O. 2009 10.40.020; Ord. No. 4295 §2, 1981]
It is unlawful for any person to conduct a parade or motorcade in or upon any public street, sidewalk or alley in the City or knowingly participate in any such parade or motorcade unless and until a permit to conduct such parade or motorcade has been obtained from the Director of the Department of Public Safety or as provided in this Chapter from the City Council.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.030; Ord. No. 4295 §3, 1981]
No permit shall be issued authorizing the conduct of a parade or motorcade which the Director of Public Safety finds is proposed to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, wares, merchandise or event and is designed to be held purely for private profit.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.040; Ord. No. 4295 §5, 1981]
Any person who wants to conduct a parade or motorcade shall apply to the Director of Public Safety for a permit at least forty (40) days in advance of the date of the proposed parade or motorcade. The Director of Public Safety may in his/her discretion consider any application for permit to conduct a parade or motorcade which is filed less than forty (40) days prior to the date such parade or motorcade is to be conducted. The application for such permit shall be made in writing on a form approved by the Director of Public Safety. In order that adequate arrangements may be made for the proper policing of the parade or motorcade, the application shall contain the following information:
The name of the applicant, the sponsoring organization, the parade or motorcade Chairman and the address and telephone numbers of each.
The purpose of the parade or motorcade, the date when it is proposed to be conducted, the location of the assembly area, the location of the disbanding area, route to be traveled and the approximate time when the parade or motorcade will assemble, start and terminate.
A description of the individual floats, marching units, vehicles, bands and including a description of any sound amplification equipment to be used.
Such other information as the Director of Public Safety may deem reasonably necessary.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.050; Ord. No. 4295 §6, 1981]
Standards For Issuance. The Director of Public Safety shall issue a parade or motorcade permit conditioned upon the applicant's written agreement to comply with the terms of such permit unless the Director of Public Safety finds that:
The time, route and size of the parade or motorcade will disrupt to an unreasonable extent the movement of other traffic;
The parade or motorcade is of a size or nature that requires a diversion of so great a number of Public Safety Officers of the City to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto that allowing the parade or motorcade would deny reasonable Public Safety protection to the City; and
Such parade or motorcade will interfere with another parade or motorcade for which a permit has been issued.
Standards For Denial. The Director of Public Safety shall deny an application for a parade or motorcade permit and notify the applicant of such denial if:
The Director of Public Safety makes any finding contrary to the findings required to be made for the issuance of a permit;
The information contained in the application is found to be false or non-existent in any material detail; and
The applicant refuses to agree to abide or comply with all conditions of the permit.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.060; Ord. No. 4295 §7, 1981]
In each permit, the Director of Public Safety shall specify:
The assembly area and time therefor;
The starting time;
The minimum and maximum speeds;
The route of the parade or motorcade;
What portions of streets to be traversed may be occupied by such parade or motorcade;
The maximum number of platoons or units and the maximum and minimum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of such parade or motorcade;
The maximum length of such parade or motorcade in miles or fractions thereof;
The disbanding area and the disbanding time;
The number of persons required to monitor the parade or motorcade;
The number and type of vehicles, if any;
The material and maximum size of any sign, banner, plaque or carrying device therefor;
The materials used in the construction of floats used in any parade shall be of fire-retardant materials and shall be subject to such requirements concerning fire safety as may be determined by the principal officer of the Fire Division of the Department of Public Safety;
The permittee advise all participants in the parade or motorcade either orally or by written notice of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade or motorcade;
The amplification of sound permitted to be emitted from sound trucks or bull horns be fixed and not variable;
The parade or motorcade continue to move at a fixed rate of speed and that any wilful delay or wilful stopping of the parade or motorcade, except when reasonably required for the safe and orderly conduct of the parade or motorcade, shall constitute a violation of the permit; and
Such other requirements as are found by the Director of the Department of Public Safety to be reasonably necessary for the protection of persons or property. All conditions of the permit are to be complied with so far as reasonably practicable.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.070; Ord. No. 4295 §8, 1981]
Upon a denial by the Director of Public Safety of an application made pursuant to Section 367.040, the applicant may appeal from the determination of the Director of Public Safety within five (5) days thereafter to the City Council by filing a written notice of appeal for hearing by the City Council at its next meeting. Upon such appeal, the City Council may reverse, affirm or modify in any regard the determination of the Director of Public Safety.
In the event an application is not filed within the required time as specified in Section 367.040, the applicant may request a waiver of such requirement by the City Council at its next regular meeting, or at a special meeting which may be called prior thereto by the City Council, to consider such matter and the City Council, if it finds unusual circumstances and in the exercise of its sound discretion, may waive such requirement.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.080; Ord. No. 4295 §9, 1981]
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.090; Ord. No. 4295 §10, 1981]
Any permit for a parade or motorcade issued pursuant to this Chapter may be summarily revoked by the Director of Public Safety or his/her designee at any time, when by reason of disaster, public calamity, riot or other emergency, the Director of Public Safety or his/her designee determines that the safety of the public or property requires such revocation. Notice of such action revoking a permit shall be delivered in writing to the permittee by personal service or by certified mail.
[R.O. 2009 §10.40.100; Ord. No. 4295 §4, 1981]
No person shall knowingly join or participate in any parade or motorcade conducted under permit from the Director of Public Safety in violation of any other terms of the permit, nor knowingly join or participate in any permitted parade or motorcade without the consent of and over the objection of the permittee, nor in any manner interfere with its progress or orderly conduct.