3-19-12: DESIGNATION USE:
   A.   Only a special event permit applicant, as provided in chapter 17 of this title, may request to opt-in for an open container zone for an event within a designated festival block as part of the special event permit process. If granted, the public right-of-way areas within the festival block area shall be exempt from City regulations governing open containers of alcohol in public as set forth in title 5, chapter 2 of this Code for the term of that special event.
   B.   Open Container Zone Opt-In Configurations: There are two (2) configurations in which the open container zone may be used:
      1.   The special event applicant does not seek an alcohol catering permit for use with its event within the festival block site, but instead allows alcohol to be purchased in the licensed premises within the parameters of the festival block and be carried and consumed off such premises into the open container zone in the public right-of-way; or
      2.   The special event applicant seeks one or more catering permits for the event within the festival block site in addition to the sale and removal of alcohol from licensed premises within the parameters of the festival block and be carried and consumed off such premises into the open container zone in the public right-of-way. The catering permit under this configuration shall be set up within the open container zone, and the parameter of the catering permit premises shall be limited to just the edges of the sales booth.
   C.   Events Without Open Container Zone Opt-In: Whenever a special event applicant does not opt-in to the open container zone for their event, or the event does not meet the special event permit requirements and does not undergo the special event permit process, all City regulations on open containers of alcohol shall be in force.
   D.   Notification To Stakeholder Businesses: The special event permittee shall be required to provide written notice whether the permittee opted-in to an open container zone for that event to the stakeholder businesses within a designated festival block no less than seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the event.
   E.   Alcohol Licensee Duty: Unless under an open container zone as part of a permitted special event, all alcohol licensed premises within the festival block site shall prohibit patrons from removing alcoholic beverages purchased on the premises to the public right-of-way. Additionally, alcohol licensed premises shall be responsible for strictly prohibiting alcohol purchased outside the licensed premises from being brought onto the premises.
   F.   Special Event Permit Conditions: The special event permittee shall obey all the permit's conditions, which may require security staff, patron wrist-banding, and other safety measures. (Ord. 13-22, 3-29-2022)