Chapter 10.20


10.20.010    Title for citation.

10.20.020    Definitions.

10.20.030    Parade routes.

10.20.040    Exceptions.

10.20.050    Permit required.

10.20.060    Possession of permit.

10.20.070    Notice of rejection.

10.20.080    Revocation of permit.

10.20.090    Appeal procedure.

10.20.100    Permit issuance notice to city and other officials.

10.20.110    Notice of parade.

10.20.120    Fee for police security.

10.20.130    Public conduct during parades.

10.20.140    Violation--Penalty.

10.20.010 Title for citation.

The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "parade ordinance of the city."  (Ord. 933 §I, 1992)

10.20.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Chief of police" means the chief of police of the city of Wapato.

"City" means the city of Wapato.

"Parade" means any parade, march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant, or procession of any kind, or any similar display, in or upon any street, park or other public place in the city.

"Parade permit" means a permit as required by this chapter.

"Person" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.  (Ord. 933 §11, 1992)

10.20.030 Parade routes.

All parades and their routes are subject to authorization by the chief of police or his/her designee.  All street closures shall be coordinated and approved by the chief of police, the public works director and the fire chief prior to issuing the permit.  (Ord. 1238 §1Q, 2011:  Ord. 933 §III, 1992)

10.20.040 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to:

A.  Funeral processions;

B.  Students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, providing such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities;

C.  A governmental agency acting within the scope of its functions;

D.  Parades of the armed forces of the United States, the military forces of the state of Washington, and the forces of the police and fire departments of the city of Wapato.  (Ord. 1238 §1R, 2011:  Ord. 933 §XI, 1992)

10.20.050 Permit required.

A.  No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any parade, unless a parade permit shall have been obtained from the chief of police or his/her designee.  Authorization must be obtained thirty days prior to the parade.  Permit applications shall be available at the Wapato police department.

B.  The chief of police or his/her designee may waive the thirty-day prior notice requirement at his or her discretion.  (Ord. 1238 §1S, 2011:  Ord. 933 §VI, 1992)

10.20.060 Possession of permit.

The parade chairman or other person heading or leading such activity shall carry the parade permit upon his person during the conduct of the parade.  (Ord. 933 §VII, 1992)

10.20.070 Notice of rejection.

The chief of police shall, within ten days after the date of application, state, upon the application, reason(s) for denial of the permit.  (Ord. 1238 §1T, 2011:  Ord. 933 §VIII, 1992)

10.20.080 Revocation of permit.

The chief of police shall have the authority to revoke a parade permit issued hereunder upon application of the standards for issuance as herein set forth.  (Ord. 933 §IX, 1992)

10.20.090 Appeal procedure.

Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a parade permit to the city council.  The appeal shall be heard at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the council.  The city council shall act upon the appeal within seven days after its receipt.  (Ord. 933 §XII, 1992)

10.20.100 Permit issuance notice to city and other officials.

Immediately upon the issuance of a parade permit, the chief of police shall send a copy thereof to the following:

A.  The mayor;

B.  The city attorney;

C.  The fire chief;

D.  The director of the department of public works;

E.  The postmaster;

F.  The general manager or responsible head of each public transportation utility, the regular routes of whose vehicles will be affected by the route of proposed parade.  (Ord. 933 §X, 1992)

10.20.110 Notice of parade.

Parade representatives will also notify the local newspaper and place an ad to advise local business and the citizens of Wapato on the date, time and anticipated length of the parade.  (Ord. 933 §V, 1992)

10.20.120 Fee for police security.

Parades which will interrupt or delay the normal flow of traffic, as determined by the police chief or his/her designee, will require the parade coordinator to hire the number of officers necessary for traffic control and traffic coordination.  These determinations will be made by the chief of police or his/her designee, and shall be stated in writing by the chief of police to the applicant.

A.  Cost for off-duty police officers will be the sole responsibility of the parties conducting the parade.  Cost will be the departmental overtime rate for a minimum of two hours per officer.

B.  The responsible parade representative will contact the day shift supervisor to make arrangements for payments.  Payment shall be made in advance of the date of the parade.  If payment is not made in advance, the chief of police may revoke the parade permit.  (Ord. 1238 §1U, 2011:  Ord. 933 §IV, 1992)

10.20.130 Public conduct during parades.

Notwithstanding any other state or local laws, there shall be no unreasonable interference with a parade procession.

A.  Interference.  No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct or impede, or interfere with any parade or parade assembly or with any person, vehicle or animal participating or used in a parade.

B.  Driving Through Parades.  No driver of any motorized vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade.

C.  Parking on Parade Route.  The chief of police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street or highway, or part thereof, constituting a part of the route of a parade.  The chief of police shall post signs to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof.  No person shall be cited for parking on a street which is not posted prior to the parade.  (Ord. 1238 §1V, 2011:  Ord. 933 §XIII, 1992)

10.20.140 Violation--Penalty.

Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, association, or any other organization who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the municipal court.  (Ord. 1238 §1W, 2011:  Ord. 933 §XIV, 1992)