Chapter 20.44


20.44.010    Purpose.

20.44.020    Issuing authority.

20.44.030    Investigation fee.

20.44.040    Reserved.

20.44.050    Regulations.

20.44.010 Purpose.

Any person who carries on, maintains or conducts any public dance hall or public dance in the City shall first obtain a business operations permit: public dance, together with any other licenses and permits required by this code. (Ord. 1520)

20.44.020 Issuing authority.

The Director of Administrative Services is authorized to issue business operations permit: public dance and to regulate activities thereunder.

20.44.030 Investigation fee.

An application for permit shall be accompanied by an investigation fee in the sum of $10.00.

20.44.040 Reserved.

20.44.050 Regulations.

A. A class A permit shall be required where there is daily or nightly dancing.

B. A class B permit shall be required where there is dancing not to exceed three days or nights in any calendar week.

C. “Public dance hall” is any room, place or space, except a private residence or home, where dancing is carried on or permitted and is open to the public.

D. “Public dance” is any such dance held or given, or held for profit, in any place not a private residence or home.

E. Every permit issued hereunder shall authorize the conducting, operating or carrying on of the permitted business at but one single location and only upon the individual premises in the permit described and only one permit shall be required for the premises upon which a dance or dances are conducted. No permit issued thereunder shall be assignable or transferable.

F. No permit shall be issued until an investigation of the premises has been conducted to determine whether such premises are structurally safe and comply with all the laws of the State of California and the City of Coronado relating to building construction, sanitation and fire protection.

G. It is unlawful for the owner, proprietor, manager or person in charge of any place permitted under the provisions of this chapter, or of any employee of such place, to harbor, admit, receive or permit to be on or remain on or about such place, any intoxicated or boisterous person, or any person whose presence or conduct tends to corrupt the morals of any other persons present or whose conduct or presence tends to create a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.

H. It is unlawful for any employee in any capacity in or about any premises licensed under the provisions of this chapter to consume, in or about the licensed premises, any alcoholic beverage.

I. Except by special permission of the City Manager, it is unlawful to provide or permit any music, dancing or entertaining in or about any premises permitted under the provisions of this chapter between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

J. It is the duty of every owner, lessee, proprietor, or occupant or manager of any hotel, hall, room, building, or place permitted under the provisions of this chapter to have present at all times, when dancing is carried on in such hotel, hall, room, building, or place, a qualified person or persons whose duty it shall be to see that the provisions of this chapter are lawfully carried out.

K. Any Peace Officer of the County, City of Coronado, or of the State of California, or any officer of the United States Government charged with the duty of enforcing the public laws of the United States Government, shall have free access at all times to any dance hall licensed under the provision of this chapter.

L. It is unlawful for any person to carry on, or conduct or assist in carrying on, maintaining or conducting any public dance hall or dance, in connection with any business or place wherein alcoholic beverages are sold or served, unless the following minimum square footage requirements are complied with:

1. Premises. The business premises wherein a public dance is conducted shall include an area of not less than 5,000 square feet.

2. Room – Floor. The room in which such public dance is conducted shall contain at least 2,000 square feet of said premises of which not less than 300 square feet shall be devoted exclusively to dancing. If in any case the City Manager, after an investigation as herein provided for the granting of the original permit, shall recommend that the floor spaces above provided shall be lessened, then, in that event, the Council may, in its discretion, determine and declare the area requirements shall be required. This section shall not be determined to prohibit the conduct or maintenance of a public dance in any room, place, or space where dancing is permitted.