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Chapter 12.15
PARADES AND PROCESSIONS

Sections:

12.15.010    Permit – Required.

12.15.020    Permit – Application – Information required.

12.15.030    Permit – Number of functions covered, etc. – Transferability or assignability.

12.15.040    Permit – Findings by Police Department before issuance.

12.15.050    Permit – Issuance and revocation – Powers of Police Department.

 

12.15.010 Permit – Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to hold, manage, conduct, carry on or to cause or permit to be held, managed, conducted or carried on any parade, march or procession of any kind other than a funeral procession in or upon any public street, highway, public park or public place in the city without having first obtained from the Police Department a written permit to do so. (Ord. 1340 § 1, 11-9-76; Ord. 1848 § 1, 11-17-09. Formerly § 25-10).

12.15.020 Permit – Application – Information required.

Applications for permits required under SCCC 12.15.010 shall be made to the Police Department by such person or member of such firm, corporation or association personally or, in the case of a corporation, by the manager or officer in actual charge of such business. Such application shall specify the place or park, public highway, street, alley, sidewalk or crosswalk where it is intended or proposed to carry on such act. (Ord. 1340 § 1, 11-9-76; Ord. 1848 § 2, 11-17-09. Formerly § 25-11).

12.15.030 Permit – Number of functions covered, etc. – Transferability or assignability.

Only one parade, march, or procession shall be held, conducted, carried on or engaged in under a single permit. The permits provided for under this chapter shall apply only to the person in whose name such permit is issued and to the locations, public highways, public streets, public parks or public places therein specified. Such permits shall not be transferable or assignable in any manner. (Ord. 1340 § 1, 11-9-76. Formerly § 25-12).

12.15.040 Permit – Findings by Police Department before issuance.

The Police Department shall make certain findings before the issuance of a parade or procession permit.

(a) Before approving or denying the permit, the Police Department will consider the following factors in determining whether the proposed parade presents a vehicular or pedestrian traffic safety issue:

(1) Lighting and weather conditions at the time of the march;

(2) Proposed parade or procession route;

(3) Any anticipated construction or roadway problems along the proposed route;

(4) Emergency vehicle access;

(5) Sidewalk widths;

(6) Size of proposed march;

(7) Whether the proposed march would include vehicles or floats; and

(8) Any additional factors the Police Department deems relevant to the issuance of a parade or procession permit.

(b) If the Police Department chooses to deny the permit application, then the Police Department shall set forth written reasons for such denial.

(c) In the event that the Police Department denies a permit application, the applicant may appeal the decision to City Council by filing with the City Clerk, within seven days from and after the date of denial, a written notice of appeal which shall set forth the ground for such appeal. The City Council shall act on such appeal as expeditiously as possible. (Ord. 1340 § 1, 11-9-76; Ord. 1848 § 3, 11-17-09. Formerly § 25-13).

12.15.050 Permit – Issuance and revocation – Powers of Police Department.

The Police Department may revoke a permit at any time in case of emergency, or if it is determined that any provision of this chapter or any condition of the permit has not been met or is being violated. (Ord. 1340 § 1, 11-9-76; Ord. 1848 § 4, 11-17-09. Formerly § 25-14).

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