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(A) No person or persons shall exhibit within the city a caravan, circus, theatrical performance or show of any kind in the open air or in a tent, or other temporary structure, without first having obtained a license to exhibit the same under the provisions of this section.
(B) Any person or persons desiring to exhibit within the city a caravan, circus, theatrical performance or show of any kind in the open air or in a tent or any other temporary structure, shall make application to the City Clerk for a license authorizing the exhibition upon a form as the City Clerk shall prescribe, the application to be accompanied by the fee hereinafter prescribed: the fee to be as follows, to-wit:
(1) For any caravan, theatrical performance or show, not less than $25 per day; and
(2) For any circus exhibiting animals, acrobatic or athletic or other exhibitions or spectacles, not less than $50 for the first ring and $25 for each additional ring per day; provided further that sideshows and other attractions accompanying the circus and operated in connection therewith, shall be required to pay a fee of not less than $25 per day. Provided further, that the City Clerk, in his or her discretion, may in any instance require a greater fee than the minimum above prescribed, the City Clerk is to be governed in determining the fees by the size, character and nature of the proposed exhibition.
(C) Upon receiving the application duly executed and accompanied by the required fee, the City Clerk shall investigate the proposed exhibition, and if he or she finds the same to be a proper exhibition, and not subversive of the public murals and well-being of the city, the City Clerk shall issue to the person or persons making the application a license under his or her hand and seal, authorizing the exhibition.
(D) All licenses issued under the provisions of this section shall be subject to revocation by the City Council by majority vote thereof, upon good cause shown, or if deemed for the best interests of the public after due notice to the license and a hearing thereon.
(Ord. 36, passed 5-4-1926) Penalty, see § 10.99