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(a) For the purposes of this section “parade” means a group of five or more persons on foot, or three or more vehicles or equestrians, standing or moving upon any public highway or ground under common control or direction. This definition shall not include any governmental officers or employees acting in their capacity as such, or persons under their direction, any military organization, any funeral procession or any person while engaging in his lawful employment in business or trade.
(b) No person shall take part in any parade unless a permit for the parade has been issued as herein provided.
(c) Any person may apply to the Mayor for permission to hold a parade. The application shall be in writing, in duplicate, and shall be submitted to the Mayor not less than twenty-four hours before the proposed time of the parade. The application shall state:
(1) The correct name and residence address of the applicant and of all other persons who will have complete or partial charge of the parade;
(2) The proposed time and route;
(3) The approximate number of participants and how many will be on foot, mounted or in vehicles;
(4) The name of the organization, if any, represented in the parade;
(5) The purpose of the parade; and
(6) A complete copy of any legend proposed to be displayed on any sign, banner or other thing in connection with the parade.
A fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall be paid to the Mayor at the time of submitting the application, which fee shall be paid into the General Fund.
(d) The Mayor shall consider the application and pass upon the same within twenty- four hours of its submission. If he finds that the proposed parade will probably tend to result in disturbances of the peace or violation of law, or unreasonable interference with public travel, he shall refuse to permit it; otherwise he shall issue a permit therefor, which shall be attached to or written upon one copy of the application and given to the applicant.
(e) When a permit has been issued, no person shall take part in the management or direction of the parade held thereunder unless he is named in the application, or participate in the parade at any other time or on any other route than those named in the application, or participate in the parade if it contains a number of participants, vehicles or animals more than fifty percent greater than that stated in the application, or display by sign, banner or otherwise any legend not completely set forth in the application.
(f) No person shall knowingly give any false or misleading information in any application for a parade permit.
(g) No person shall drive a vehicle through a parade except with permission of a police officer.
(Ord. 1964-395. Passed 7-20-64.)
(h) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.