(A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. Downtown district boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority as described in § 32.075 of this code of ordinances.
         (a)   Any animal which because of its size, vicious propensity or other characteristic, would constitute a danger to human life, property or domestic animals if not restrained or kept in a cage; or
         (b)   An ape, a monkey of any species, alligator, crocodile or snake.
      SPECIAL EVENT. A festival recognized by the city or other public gathering for which approval has been given by the City Council.
(Prior Code, § 9.135)
   (B)   Prohibition in public place. No person shall possess a dangerous animal in any city park or in or on any sidewalk, public road or other public place within the Central Business District. This prohibition shall not apply to a dangerous animal which is being transported in a vehicle or container which is capable of preventing injury to a person by the dangerous animal.
(Prior Code, § 9.136)
   (C)   Exception. Division (B) above shall not apply to a person or entity which obtains permission from the City Manager to possess a dangerous animal in a prohibited area. The City Manager shall grant permission when the applicant presents information to the City Manager that the dangerous animal will be used in conjunction with a special event and the animal, although technically meeting the definition of a dangerous animal, is not a danger to persons or domestic animals because of its training, behavioral history or other circumstances.
(Prior Code, § 9.137)
(Ord. 697, passed 1-15-2004; Ord. 702, passed 5-16-2005)  Penalty, see § 10.99