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For purposes of this chapter, unless it is plainly evident from the context that a different meaning is intended, the following definitions shall apply:
Class 1 Entertainment Permit. Every person conducting or permitting any entertainment shown, staged, performed, exhibited or produced in any restaurant, hotel, cafe, cabaret, club, barroom, beer hall, beer garden, or any place where any alcoholic beverage is sold or offered for sale to patrons of such place for consumption of such on the premises, shall obtain a Class 1 entertainment permit.
Class 2 Entertainment Permit. Every person operating, conducting or managing any place where food or beverages (other than alcoholic beverages) are sold, offered for sale, or given away, or any place where music or entertainment is provided or furnished shall obtain a Class 2 entertainment permit. A Class 2 entertainment permit is not required of any bona fide charitable, religious, benevolent, or education organization or united service organization.
“Director” means the community development director of the city of La Puente, or his or her designee.
“Entertainment” means any act, burlesque show, fashion show, revue, play, pantomime, scene, song, dance act, song and dance act, movie, exhibition, dancing for compensation, or poetry recitation, performed for the benefit of the public at a private or public establishment. “Entertainment” does not include:
(1) Instrumental or mechanical music alone;
(2) A special dance, teenage dance, public dance or private dance for which a permit was obtained under Chapter 5.22 of this title and is currently in effect. This section does not exempt exhibition dancing whether by an entertainer or patron; or
(3) Square dance calling or other oral instruction to patrons participating in any dancing described in paragraph (2) of this definition.
“Entertainment promoter” means an individual or organization who uses the facilities of another owner to organize, oversee, or otherwise promote entertainment. When more than one promoter is involved in promoting one event, they shall decide among themselves which ones shall be considered the entertainment promoter for the purposes of this chapter.
“Establishment” means the property or premises identified in the permit application as the location for the entertainment.
“Manager” means any individual designated as responsible for the entertainment taking place at an establishment and who is employed by the owner or lessor of the establishment offering the entertainment.
“Permittee” means any person with a permit to allow entertainment to take place in an establishment.
“Person” means any individual, firm, business, partnership, corporation, cooperative, company, association, joint stock association, church, religious sect, religious denomination, society, organization, or league and shall include any trustee, receiver, assignee, agent, solicitor, or other similar representative thereof.
(Ord. 788 § 6 (part), 1999)