Chapter 10.32


10.32.010    Parade defined.

10.32.020    Permit required.

10.32.030    Application.

10.32.040    Permit fees.

10.32.050    Review of request.

10.32.060    Approval of permit.

10.32.070    Contents of permit.

10.32.080    State highway.

10.32.090    Notification of officials.

10.32.100    Street closure.

10.32.110    Revocation of permit.

10.32.010 Parade defined.

For the purposes of this chapter, “parade” shall mean any march or procession, other than a funeral procession, consisting of persons, animals or vehicles, or combinations thereof, upon any public street, sidewalk, alley, or other public place, which parade does not comply with normal and usual traffic regulations or controls. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.020 Permit required.

No person shall conduct, manage, or participate in a parade without a written permit from the City Council. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.030 Application.

Any person wishing to conduct or manage a parade shall, not less than 60 nor more than 180 days prior to the date of the proposed parade, file an application for same with the City Manager. In order to be considered, said application shall be submitted on a form to be provided by the City and said form shall be completely filled out. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.040 Permit fees.

Permit fees shall be established by resolution of the City Council. Said fees shall consist of two parts: an application processing fee and a fee to cover parade administration costs. The permit processing fee shall be paid at the time of the filing of the application. The parade administration fee shall be paid prior to the approved date of the parade. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.050 Review of request.

Upon receipt of an application for a parade permit, the City Manager shall refer same to the police authority who shall review said application and prepare a report pertaining to the proposed parade. Said report shall contain a recommendation as to whether to issue or deny the parade permit. If the recommendation is to deny issuance, the report shall state the grounds for such recommendation. If the recommendation is to issue the permit, the report shall state the approved time, place and route of the parade and shall contain such conditions of approval as are deemed necessary and appropriate to ensure the public’s health and safety. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.060 Approval of permit.

Within 45 days of the City Manager’s receipt of a complete application, the City Council will rule on such application which may be denied, approved, or approved subject to reasonable conditions. The Council’s consideration of the application may include, but not be limited to, the following:

A. Traffic circulation and regulation.

B. Adequate police protection for the proposed parade and remainder of the City.

C. Whether the application allows sufficient time to properly protect the public interest.

D. Adequate liability insurance to protect the City. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.070 Contents of permit.

Upon approval by the City Council, the City Manager shall issue a parade permit. Said permit shall prescribe:

A. The assembly area and the time therefor;

B. The starting time;

C. The minimum and maximum speeds;

D. The route of the parade;

E. What portions of streets to be traversed may be occupied by such a parade;

F. The maximum number of platoons or units and the maximum and minimum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of such parade;

G. The maximum length of such parade in miles or fractions thereof;

H. The disbanding area and disbanding time;

I. The number of persons required to monitor the parade;

J. The number and type of vehicles, if any;

K. The material and maximum size of any sign, banner, placard, or carrying device therefor;

L. That the permittee advise all participants in the parade, either orally or by written notice, of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade;

M. That the amplification of sound permitted to be emitted from sound trucks or bull horns be fixed and not variable;

N. That the parade continue to move at a fixed rate of speed and that any willful delay or willful stopping of such parade, except when reasonably required for the safe and orderly conduct of the parade, shall constitute a violation of the parade permit; and

O. Such other requirements as are found by the City Manager to be reasonably necessary for the protection of persons or property. All conditions of the permit shall be complied with so far as reasonably practicable. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.080 State highway.

In addition to permits and fees required herein above, a permit from CalTrans shall be required for all parades wherein the route thereof will traverse any State highway within the City. An application to CalTrans for a permit to traverse a State highway within the City shall comply in form and content with their guidelines for such events which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, appropriate approval by the City, California Highway Patrol and appropriate fees. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.090 Notification of officials.

Upon issuance of a parade permit, the City Manager shall send a copy thereof to the following:

A. The Police authority;

B. The Fire Chief;

C. The Director of Public Services;

D. All utility districts and companies;

E. The manager of the local ambulance service;

F. The transit coordinator for Lake Elsinore Transit System (L.E.T.S.);

G. The manager of the Riverside Transit Agency; and

H. The postmaster of the Lake Elsinore Post Office. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.100 Street closure.

The Police authority shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to temporarily close a portion of any street for a parade when in their opinion such closing is necessary for the safety and protection of parade participants and/or the general public. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].

10.32.110 Revocation of permit.

Violation of any term or condition of the permit shall effect its immediate revocation. Further, the City Manager may revoke any permit approved by the City Council when, by reason of disaster, public calamity, or other emergency, the City Manager determines that the safety of persons or property demands such revocation. [Ord. 808 § 1, 1987].