Chapter 5.36
SPECIAL EVENTS

Sections:

5.36.010    LICENSE - REQUIRED.

5.36.020    LICENSE - TERMS.

5.36.050    SPONSOR TO PROVIDE VENDOR LIST.

5.36.060    USE OF CITY STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.

5.36.070    COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER PROVISIONS.

5.36.075    INSURANCE REQUIRED.

5.36.080    NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY - EXEMPTION.

5.36.010 LICENSE - REQUIRED.

No person, firm, company, or corporation shall run, manage, operate, or conduct any circus, parade, carnival games/rides, street fairs, sidewalk sales, or other promotional activity within the City without first obtaining a regulatory license in addition to a business license. Applications for regulatory licenses shall be filed with the Tax and License Division of the Department of Community Development. (Ord. 5343 §25, 2017: Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4162 §12, 1988; Ord. 4046 §1, 1986)

5.36.020 LICENSE - TERMS.

The City reserves the right to charge any sponsor of a special event direct costs incurred by the City as a result of the event. Such costs may include the cost of barricading streets, plan reviews, or public safety involvement. (Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4368 §13, 1992; Ord. 4162 §12, 1988; Ord. 4046 §2, 1986)

5.36.050 SPONSOR TO PROVIDE VENDOR LIST.

The sponsor of the event will provide the Director of Community Development or designee with a list of all participating vendors at least three (3) days prior to the event. (Ord. 5343 §26, 2017: Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4046 §5, 1986)

5.36.060 USE OF CITY STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.

No person, firm, company, or corporation shall run, manage, operate, or conduct sidewalk sales, business activities or special events of any nature upon any sidewalk, street, highway, alley or other public property within the City, unless such activity is for the general public welfare and benefit. (Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4162 §12, 1988; Ord. 4046 §6, 1986)

5.36.070 COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER PROVISIONS.

No license shall be issued to any person, firm, company or corporation to run, operate, conduct or manage any show, exhibition, game or other special event within the City which is in violation of any ordinance of the City or statute of the State of Washington. (Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4046 §7, 1986)

5.36.075 INSURANCE REQUIRED.

Any person, firm, company, or corporation receiving a license pursuant to this chapter shall provide a certificate of insurance with minimum liability coverage of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) combined single limit bodily injury and property damage, including products liability if food and/or beverage vending is part of the special event or public amusement. The certificate of insurance shall name the City as an additional insured if the license is for an event held on City property. (Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017: Ord. 4162 §12, 1988)

5.36.080 NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY - EXEMPTION.

Neighborhood block parties are exempt from having to apply for and obtain a special event permit. However, in the event a neighborhood block party will require a street closure, an application for street closure must be applied for using the form and process similar to that used for street closures for special events and with such terms and conditions as established by the Director of Public Works and Utilities or designee ("Director"). The granting of a street closure is subject to the discretion of the Director. For the purpose of this section, neighborhood block party is defined as follows: Neighborhood block parties provide opportunities to connect with neighbors, celebrate, work on common projects, and strengthen community relationships. These events are held and attended by people living in the neighborhood surrounding the street; they are not intended to be open to the general public. (Ord. 5328 §1 (part), 2017)