7-4-1: PURPOSE:
The City recognizes community events may provide cultural enrichment, promote economic vitality, enhance community identity, and create funding opportunities for service organizations. The purpose of this chapter is to establish a coordinated process for managing community events held on City property to protect the health and safety of event patrons, residents, workers, and other visitors, and to regulate competing uses of City property. It is also the City's intent to protect the rights of people to engage in expressive activities in public places and to establish reasonable time, place and manner regulation of such activities. This chapter is further intended to create mechanisms for cost recovery that allow the City to recoup some of the costs associated with community events but which do not unduly impact the viability of events. (Ord. 17-23, 8-21-2017)