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(a) The term "approve," when used in connection with approval of an application for a parade permit by the Chief of Police, means that the Chief of Police has determined that none of the grounds for denying an application, as set forth in Section 369, exists, and that a permit is to be issued once the applicant complies with Section 367, pertaining to applications, and Section 368, pertaining to indemnification.
(b) A "business district" is that area adjacent to a public street in which: (1) 50 percent or more of the property fronting upon one side of the street, for a distance of 600 feet, is occupied by structures in use for commercial purposes; or, (2) 50 percent or more of the property fronting upon both sides of the street, considered together and for a distance of 300 feet, is occupied by structures in use for commercial purposes. A business district may be longer than the distances specified in this section if the above ratio of buildings in use for commercial purposes to the length of the street exists.
(c) "Chief of Police" includes the Special Events Unit or any representative designated by the Chief of Police.
(d) To "issue" a permit is to deliver to an applicant for a parade permit written permission to sponsor or hold an event at a specified date and location.
(e) A "parade" is an event, not including an athletic event, in which a group of persons proceed as a collective body for more than one block on any street in the City and County of San Francisco, whether on foot or in any type of vehicle or on an animal or animals, which event obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of vehicular traffic. An "athletic event" is an event in which a group of people collectively engage in a sport or form of physical exercise on any street in the City and County of San Francisco, including but not limited to jogging, bicycling, racewalking, roller skating or running.The following processions are not included in the definitions of a "parade": (1) processions composed wholly of the military or naval forces of the United States or of the State of California; (2) processions incidental to a wedding or funeral; (3) processions composed of one or more governmental officials or candidates accompanied by security personnel to which such officials or candidates are entitled by virtue of their office or candidacy. Any event taking place entirely on property under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission shall be exempt from this ordinance.
(f) "Person" shall include and mean any person, firm, association, corporation, club, organization or ad hoc committee.
(Added by Ord. 254-84, App. 5/31/84; amended by Ord. 394-88, App. 8/26/88)