§ 96.02  LICENSE.
   (A)   A person shall not sponsor, maintain, conduct, promote or permit a mass gathering in the city without first obtaining a license from the city for each mass gathering
   (B)   No later than 20 days before the proposed mass gathering, the sponsor(s) of the mass gathering shall submit in writing an application for a mass gathering license to the City Manager on such forms and in such manner as the City Manager prescribes. The application shall contain:
      (1)   The name(s), address(es) and telephone number(s) of the proposed mass gathering sponsor(s);
      (2)   The date(s) and estimated hours of the proposed mass gathering;
      (3)   A description of the kind, character and type of mass gathering proposed;
      (4)   The address of location of the site at which the proposed mass gathering will be held, including a written statement from the property owner consenting to the use of his or her property for the proposed mass gathering; and
      (5)   An estimate of the maximum number of people expected to attend the proposed mass gathering.
   (C)   Each application for a mass gathering license shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee in an amount established, from time to time, by the City Council by resolution.
   (D)   After receiving an application for a mass gathering license and the appropriate fee, the City Manager shall consider the information contained in the application and shall, if necessary, investigate or cause to be investigated the circumstances surrounding the proposed mass gathering, the number of people anticipated to attend, whether there is a conflict with other uses of the site, the increased demands on the city’s Police and Fire Department resources and the sponsor’s plans to provide adequate food and water facilities, bathroom facilities, disposal of solid waste and garbage and vehicle parking and access to the site. Within 15 days after receiving an application for a mass gathering license, the City Manager shall approve the application and issue the mass gathering license, unless after considering the above factors, he or she finds by a preponderance of the evidence that holding the mass gathering as proposed in the application would be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare of the city. If the City Manager denies a mass gathering license, he or she shall send written notice of the denial, including the reasons for the denial, to the sponsor(s) by certified mail within five days of the denial decision.
(Prior Code, § 6.92)  (Ord. 598, passed 5-4-1992; Ord. 767, passed 9-15-2014)  Penalty, see § 10.99