9.05.010 Definitions.

The terms used in this chapter, unless clearly contrary to or inconsistent with the context in which used, shall be construed as follows:

“Commissioners” means the members of the Clark County board of commissioners.

“Director” means the county director of the Vancouver-Clark parks and recreation department or his or her designee.

“Expressive activity” includes conduct, the sole or principal object of which is the expression, dissemination or communication by verbal, visual, literary or auditory means of opinion, views or ideas and for which no fee or donation is charged or required as a condition of participation in or attendance at such activity. For purposes of this chapter, expressive activity does not include sports events, fund-raising events, or events the principal purpose of which is entertainment.

“Hearing examiner” means a person or panel of persons on whom the county has conferred responsibility pursuant to Chapter 2.51 to conduct hearings authorized by this chapter.

“Knowingly” means to act when:

(1)    One is aware of a fact, facts, circumstances or result described by a statute or ordinance defining an offense; or

(2)    One has information which would lead a reasonable person in the same situation to believe that facts exist which facts are described by a statute or ordinance defining an offense.

“Motor-driven vehicle” means a vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer, or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power used on highways, or any other vehicle required to be registered under the laws of the state of Washington.

“Park” means and includes all county owned or operated public parks, open spaces, public squares, bathing beaches, trails, play and recreation grounds, athletic fields or facilities, county owned or operated community centers, skate parks, shelters, and restrooms or parking lots associated with any county owned or operated public park.

“Park and facility use permit” means written approval for an activity or event for use of a park, following an application for and payment of a fee, if any, pursuant to a written consent issued by the director under this chapter or pursuant to Section 9.05.220.

“Power-driven, mobility device” means any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engines—whether or not designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities—that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion, including golf carts, electronic personal assistance mobility devices (EPAMDs), such as the Segway PT®, or any mobility device designed to operate in areas without defined pedestrian routes.

“Special event” means:

(1)    Any organized assemblage at any park which is to gather for a public purpose under the direction and control of a person or organization and the principal purpose of which is not expressive activity; or

(2)    Any other organized activity conducted by a person for a common or collective use, purpose, or benefit that involves the use of or has an impact on other public property or facilities or the provision of governmental services in response thereto and the principal purpose of which is not expressive activity.

Examples of special events include concerts, parades, circuses, fairs, festivals, weddings, baptisms, community events, fund-raising events, private parties, promotional events, mass participation sports (such as marathons and running events, bicycle races or tours, tournaments), or spectator sports (such as football, basketball and baseball games, golf tournaments, or vehicle or boat races).

“Weapon” means:

(1)    Any firearm, explosive as defined in RCW 70.74.010, or any knife having a blade longer than three (3) inches, dagger, or other similar weapon that is capable of causing death or bodily injury and is commonly used with the intent to cause death or bodily injury.

(2)    Any bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, spring or gas propelled BB, pellet or airsoft guns, spears or javelins or other similar weapon which is commonly used in a recreational manner but is capable of causing death or bodily injury.

Whenever consistent with the context of this chapter, words in the present, past, or future tenses shall be construed to be interchangeable with each other, and words in the singular number shall be construed to include the plural. (Sec. 3 of Ord. 2012-09-02)