Chapter 10.40


10.40.010    Prohibited activity.

10.40.020    Parade permit.

10.40.030    Appeal to council.

10.40.040    Offenses against parade.

10.40.050    Permit revocable.

10.40.060    Funeral procession.

10.40.010 Prohibited activity.

No person shall organize or participate in a parade that may disrupt or interfere with traffic without obtaining a permit. A permit is always required of a procession of people using the public right-of-way and consisting of 100 or more persons or 10 or more vehicles. [Ord. 642 § 46, 1988]

10.40.020 Parade permit.

(1) Application for parade permits shall be made to the manager at least seven days prior to the intended date of the parade, unless the time is waived by him or her.

(2) Applications shall include the following information:

(a) The name and address of the person responsible for the proposed parade.

(b) The date of the proposed parade.

(c) The desired route, including assembling points.

(d) The number of persons, vehicles, and animals that will be participating in the parade.

(e) The proposed starting and ending time.

(3) The application shall be signed by the person designated as chairperson.

(4) The manager shall issue a parade permit conditioned on the applicant’s written agreement to comply with the terms of the permit unless the manager finds that:

(a) The time, route, and size of the parade will unreasonably disrupt the movement of other traffic.

(b) The parade is of a size or nature that requires the diversion of so great a number of police officers to properly police the line of movement and contiguous areas that allowing the parade would deny reasonable police protection to the city.

(c) The parade will interfere with another parade for which a permit has already been issued.

(d) Information contained in the application is found to be false or a material detail is omitted.

(e) The applicant refuses to agree to abide by or comply with all conditions of the permit.

(5) If one or more of the conditions listed in-subsection (4) of this section, other than subsection (4)(e), exists, the manager may impose reasonable conditions in the permit, including but not limited to:

(a) Requiring an alternate date.

(b) Requiring an alternate route.

(c) Restricting the size of the parade.

(6) The manager shall notify the applicant of the decision within three days after receipt of the application.

(7) If the manager proposes alternatives or refuses to issue a permit, the applicant shall have the right to appeal the decision to the council. [Ord. 642 § 47, 1988]

10.40.030 Appeal to council.

(1) An applicant may appeal the decision of the manager by filing a written request of appeal with the clerk within 48 hours after the manager has proposed alternatives or refused to issue a permit.

(2) The council shall schedule a hearing date, which shall not be later than three days following the filing of the written appeal with the clerk, and shall notify the applicant of the date and time that he or she may appear either in person or by a representative. [Ord. 642 § 48, 1988]

10.40.040 Offenses against parade.

(1) No person shall unreasonably interfere with a parade or parade participant.

(2) No person shall operate a vehicle that is not part of a parade between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade. [Ord. 642 § 49, 1988]

10.40.050 Permit revocable.

The manager may revoke a parade permit if circumstances clearly show that the parade can no longer be conducted consistent with public safety. [Ord. 642 § 50, 1988]

10.40.060 Funeral procession.

(1) No permit is required for a funeral procession.

(2) A funeral procession shall proceed to the place of interment by the most direct route that is both legal and practical.

(3) The procession shall be accompanied by adequate escort vehicles for traffic control.

(4) All motor vehicles in the funeral procession shall be operated with their lights on.

(5) No person shall unreasonably interfere with a funeral procession.

(6) No person shall operate a vehicle that is not a part of the procession between the vehicles of a funeral procession, except for emergency vehicles.

(7) Each driver in the procession shall follow the vehicle ahead as closely as is practical and safe. [Ord. 642 § 51, 1988]