Section 12.48.050   Applications for expressive events.
   A.   An initial application for an expressive event shall be submitted at least five business days prior to the planned date of the event and no more than one year prior to the planned date of the event, except that applications must be submitted at least seven  business days prior to the planned date of the event if:
      1.   The event is likely to be, or planned to be, in, upon, or along any portion of any city street, sidewalk, alley, or other public right-of-way; or
      2.   The event is likely to have, or planned to have, more than one thousand (1,000) persons in attendance.
   B.   After submitting an application for an expressive event, the applicant shall schedule at least one meeting with the committee, either in person or via telephone, to coordinate with the city on the conduct of the event and to review the requirements for processing the application.
   C.   For an expressive event not requiring a special event encroachment permit as part of the authorizing documents, and not likely to have, or planned to have, more than one thousand (1,000) persons in attendance, a final decision regarding the authorization of said expressive event shall be made within three business days of the committee's receipt of a complete application.
   D.   For expressive events that require a special event encroachment permit as part of the authorizing documents, or are likely to have, or planned to have, more than one thousand (1,000) persons in attendance, a final decision regarding the authorization of the expressive event shall be made within five business days of the committee's receipt of a complete application.
   E.   Applicants shall be notified of the committee's decision within one business day after the decision is made.
   F.   In determining whether to authorize an expressive event, or any terms or conditions imposed thereon, the committee shall not, under any circumstances, consider the message of the event, the content of speech, the identity or associational relationships of the applicant, or make any assumptions or predictions as to the amount of hostility which may be aroused in the public by the content of speech or message conveyed by the event.
(Ord. 2018-05 § 2 (part), 2018)