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(a) A person wishing to obtain a parade permit shall file an application with the Chief of Police, on a form provided by the Chief, not less than 72 hours before the date on which the parade is proposed to be conducted. Failure to file an application 72 hours in advance will not result in automatic denial of the permit, provided that the applicant shows reasonable grounds why the application could not be filed 72 hours in advance. The application shall be signed by the applicant and notarized.
(b) The application shall set forth the following information:
(1) The name, address and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct the parade;
(2) If the parade is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by, an organization the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization and of the authorized and responsible heads of such organization;
(3) The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct;
(4) The date when the parade is to be conducted;
(5) The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point or, if the parade is not mobile, its location;
(6) The approximate number of persons who, and vehicles which, will constitute the parade and a description of the vehicles;
(7) The hours when the parade will start and terminate;
(8) A statement as to whether or not the parade will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed;
(9) The location, by streets, of all assembly areas for the parade;
(10) The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly areas;
(11) The purpose of the parade; and
(12) Any additional information which the Chief finds reasonably necessary to make a fair determination as to the extent of police activity required.
(c) If the parade is designed to be held for, on behalf of, or by, any person other than the applicant, the applicant shall file with the Chief a communication, in writing, from the person proposing to hold the parade, authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his or her behalf.
(d) The Chief, where good cause is shown therefor, has the authority to consider any application which is filed less than 72 hours before the date such parade is proposed to be conducted.
(e) A fee of ten dollars ($10.00) to cover the expenses incidental to processing shall be paid by the applicant at the time of the filing of the application. The Chief shall waive the requirement of the application fee upon the showing of proof of indigency of the applicant.
(f) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. O80-98, passed 6-3-1980)