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(a) The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to establish lines, if he or she deems it necessary, on both sides of the street along the proposed route over which a parade is to pass, and no person or vehicle of any kind, excepting those described in Subsection (b), shall pass over or through said lines. Such lines may be established either by means of a physical barrier, such as a rope, or by designating a curb or some other line of demarcation as the line beyond which no person or vehicle is to pass.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (a), the following persons and vehicles are authorized to cross lines established along a parade route:
(i) Any city, county, state or federal peace or fire prevention officer or vehicle responding to an emergency call; or
(ii) Ambulances of public or private character, or any other vehicle when such vehicle is employed in carrying a sick or injured person to a hospital or other place for treatment or relief; or
(iii) United States Postal Service vehicles; or
(iv) Auxiliary fire apparatus or emergency vehicles when responding to a call to a fire, a burglar alarm, or other emergency call; or
(v) Any other person or vehicle, including regularly scheduled mass transit vehicles, whose passage is deemed necessary or convenient by the Chief of Police or the police officer whom the Chief of Police has designated as the officer in charge of overseeing Police Department personnel assigned to the event.
(Added by Ord. 254-84, App. 5/31/84)