9.08.010   Acts prohibited in public parks and enclosures – Permits required for certain acts.
   It is unlawful for any person or persons, corporation, partnership, association, society or any organization as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, to do, to aid in doing, or cause or permit to be done, any of the acts enumerated in this section within the limits of any public park, building, enclosure or other public property, in the city:
   A.   Animals and Fowl. To permit or allow the presence of any animal or fowl, except leashed domestic dogs in compliance with Section 6.04.010(4), or except where the Community Services Director, or his/her designee, has granted a permit to allow specified animals. If such permit is granted, it must be in the possession of the permit holder while on the public premises with the animal;
   B.   Interference with Public Equipment/ Facilities. To cut, break, injure, deface or disturb any rock, building, monument, sign, fence, bench, structure, apparatus, equipment or other property; mark or place thereon, or on any portion thereof, any mark, writing or printing; attach thereto any sign, card, display or other similar device; dig remove, destroy, injure, mutilate or cut any tree, plant, shrub, bloom or flower, or any portion thereof, or remove any wood, turf, grass, soil, rock, sand or gravel. This subsection (B) shall not apply to a duly authorized city employee or city contractor in performance of his/her duties;
   C.   Bathing and Pollution of Waters. To swim, bathe, wade, fish, or pollute the water of any fountain, pond, lake, or stream, except in those places set apart for public bathing. The Public Works Director or his/her designee is authorized to place and maintain, or cause to be placed and maintained, signs designating such public bathing places;
   D.   Fire. To bring on, use or possess any portable barbecue, grill, smoker, cooking equipment, apparatus, fire pit or hibachi, which uses charcoal or other incendiary material for fuel, except in those barbeques specifically provided by the city for that purpose, or except where the Community Services Director, or his/her designee, has granted a permit to allow such use. If such a permit is granted, it must be in the possession of the permit holder while on the public premises;
   E.   Camping. To camp or lodge without a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee;
   F.   Vehicles and Animals. To drive any vehicle or animal, except on the regular driveways or paths provided for such purposes; or to hitch or fasten any animal except at places so provided;
   G.   Vehicle Operation and Signs. To operate any vehicle over or upon any driveway at a greater speed than fifteen miles per hour. The Public Works Director, or his/her designee, shall erect signs on the driveways entering all public parks within the city, which signs shall be placed on the right-hand side of such driveways looking toward said parks and at a height not less than four nor more than ten feet from the ground, which signs shall correspond to the signs designated in Section 468.1 of the California Vehicle Act, or any amendment thereto;
   H.   Transporting Goods. To drive any dray, truck, wagon, cart, or other traffic vehicle carrying or regularly used or employed in carrying goods, wares, merchandise, lumber, machinery, oil, manure, dirt, sand, soil, or any article of trade or commerce, or any offensive article or material whatsoever over the parks or roads or driveways therein, except when delivering any material to, or within, or removing from, any public park or other public property within the city by authority or under direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director or the Community Services Director, or any of their designees;
   I.   Sale of Goods. To bring, or cause to be brought, for the purposes of sale or barter, or have for sale, or sell or exchange, or offer for sale or exchange any goods, wares or merchandise in any park without first having obtained a permit from the Community Services Director;
   J.   Posting of Signs and Notices. To erect, construct or maintain, paste, paint, print, nail, tack or otherwise fasten or affix any card, decoration, poster or sign on any lamp post, utility pole, traffic control sign or signal, curbstone, bench, hydrant, wall, sidewalk, bridge, tree, fence, building or structure owned or controlled by the city, unless one has first secured a permit from the Community Services Director, or Public Works Director, or either of their designees, or has secured authorization by City Council resolution. Duly authorized city officers or employees and contractors with the city, State Government or Federal Government acting to promote the purposes of that contract shall be exempt from this division;
   K.   Organized Sports Games and Practices. To play or engage in any organized sports game, organized sports practice, or organized fitness activity without a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee; or to use/wear shoes with cleats on any field or turf area, or to "mark" or designate fields, parks or other public spaces by the use of cones, delineators, chalk or other means without a written permit from the Community Services Director or his/her designee. "Organized sports game" is defined for the purposes of this section as any game or competition held in connection with a formal or informal league or tournament. "Organized sports practice" is defined for the purposes of this section as any formal practice, training or instruction in any sport or game, conducted by a coach or other person, for the purpose of competing in an organized sports game. "Organized fitness activity" is defined for the purposes of this section as any organized exercise or physical fitness activity, conducted by an instructor or other person, for which the other person is compensated by the participant(s).
   L.   Littering. To throw, deposit, or place any bottles, tin cans, broken glass, papers, clothes, iron, or any rubbish or refuse anywhere, except in receptacles furnished for that purpose;
   M.   Hours of Overnight Closure.  To remain, stay or loiter about any public park, building or enclosure between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless attending a picnic, celebration, parade, service or exercise conducted in accordance with subsection N of this section;
   N.   Group Picnics and Events. For any group, public or private, of more than twenty-five persons to hold or conduct a picnic, celebration, service, or event (other than a special event as defined in subsection R of this section) without a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee;
   O.   Jumpers and Bounce Houses. To place, provide or operate any inflatable play apparatus, such as jumpers, bounce houses, or other similar inflatable structures without a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee;
   P.   Tent Use. To construct or erect any building, tent or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, without a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee;
   Q.   Noise. To willfully play any musical instrument or any electrically amplified music or sound in a manner which will disturb the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or which causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person of normal sensitivity, except in those areas designated and approved for performances and with a written permit from the Community Services Director, or his/her designee;
   R.   Special Events. To conduct or cause to be conducted, participate or engage in, hold, manage, permit or allow another to conduct a special event on such public property, or any event on private property which is sufficiently large as to affect adjacent public right-of-way or property, without first having obtained a written permit from the City Manager, or his/her designee. "Special event" is defined for the purposes of this section as follows:
   1.   Any organized formation, parade, procession, demonstration or assembly which may include persons, animals, vehicles or any combination thereof, which is to assemble or travel in unison on any street, sidewalk or other public right-of-way owned or controlled by the city which does not comply with applicable traffic regulations, laws or controls; or
   2.   Any organized or assemblage of seventy-five or more persons at any public place, property, or facility which is to gather for a common purpose under the direction or control of a person or persons; or
   3.   Any other organized activity involving seventy-five or more persons conducted by a person for a common or collective use, purpose or benefit which involves the use of, or has an impact on, public property or facilities and which may require the provision of city public services in response thereto.
   4.   Examples of such events include, but are not limited to, concerts, parades, circuses, fairs, festivals, street fairs, community events, mass participation sports (such as marathons and other running events), athletic or sporting events, and community celebrations and observances conducted on public property or public rights-of-way.
(Ord. 2013-05-1453 § 1; Ord. 2007-09-1375 § 1; Ord. 2004-08-1336 § 1; Ord. 99-07-1260 § 1; Ord. 88-08-1009 § 1; prior code § 9.08.010 (Ord. 314 § 1, 1949))