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Legislation #: 970559 Introduction Date: 4/24/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/11/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD AND COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 70-263, Permit for parades and processions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/24/1997

Prepare to Introduce

4/24/1997

Referred City Operations Committee

4/30/1997

Advance and Do Pass

5/1/1997

Amended

5/1/1997

Passed as Substituted


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ORDINANCE NO. 970559, AS AMENDED

 

Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 70-263, Permit for parades and processions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 70-263, Permit for parades and processions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 70-263. Permit for parades and processions.

 

(a) Required; exceptions. Except funeral processions and local neighborhood parades in conjunction with and within the barricaded area of a permitted block party, no parade or procession of persons or more than three vehicles shall walk or be driven on any street or highway except in accordance with a permit issued by the director. Any person or organization desiring to conduct or manage a parade or procession shall, not less than ten days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct such parade or procession, file a written application for a permit with the director.

 

(b) Application. The application shall be made on a form provided by the director at his office in city hall. The applicant shall furnish the following information:

 

(1) The name and address of the applicant and that of the sponsor.

 

(2) If the application is made on behalf of an organization, the name and address of the organization.

 

(3) The proposed date of the parade or procession.

 

(4) The purpose of the proposed parade or procession.

 

(5) The time of commencement.

 

(6) The route and maximum length of procession.

 

(7) The number of people and vehicles taking part.

 

(8) The minimum and maximum speeds.

 

(9) The maximum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of such parade.

 

(10) What portions of the street to be traversed may be occupied by such parade.

 

(11) The time when the parade will terminate and those taking part will disperse.

 

(12) Certification that the applicant and sponsor organization are responsible for post-event cleanup on the streets, sidewalks and public ways.

 

(13) Certification that the applicant and sponsor organization have, not less than ten (10) days prior to the proposed event, notified all owners of property adjacent to the

proposed parade route, in writing of the (1) name of the event; (2) name of the

sponsor organization including mailing address and telephone number; (3) date,

starting and ending times of the event; and (4) the detailed description of the route.

 

(c) Authority to impose conditions. The director shall have the right to define:

 

(1) The route to be taken by the parade or procession.

 

(2) The time of commencement.

 

(3) The maximum length of procession.

 

(4) The number of vehicles and people taking part.

 

(5) The minimum and maximum speeds.

 

(6) The maximum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of the parade.

 

(7) What portions of the street to be traversed may be occupied by the parade.

 

(8) The time the parade will terminate.

 

(9) Participant dispersal routes and procedures therefor, if deemed necessary by the director.

 

(10) The requirement that the applicant of the parade sponsor shall maintain during the event, general liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars

($1,000,000.00) combined single limit per occurrence, which lists the City as an

additional insured and which meets all requirements as set forth by the City.

 

(d) Standards for determination of conditions. The director shall determine the requirements of the permit in accordance with the following standards:

 

(1) What effect the conduct of the parade will have on the safe and orderly movement of traffic contiguous to its route.

 

(2) Whether the conduct of the parade will or will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers to properly police the line of movement and the areas

contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to the city.

 

(3) Whether the conduct of the parade will or will not interfere with the movement of police vehicles, firefighting equipment and ambulances en route to emergency

destinations.

 

(4) Whether such parade will move expeditiously from its point of origin to its point of termination without stopping en route.

 

(5) Whether the conduct of the parade will affect the safety of pedestrians and spectators on the day and hour of such parade.

 

In his determination of the permit requirements, the director shall have the right to request from the police department, fire department or any other city department such information and assistance he may deem necessary, and the departments shall provide such information and assistance.

 

(e) Issuance, fee. Upon the determination of the permit requirements, the director shall issue to the applicant the parade or procession permit and shall collect from the applicant and deposit in the city treasury a service fee of $35.00.

 

(f) Denial. No permit shall be issued by the director if the proposed parade or procession presents a clear and present danger of destruction of, or injury to, life or property, or is likely to cause breaches of the peace and the danger therefrom is imminent and aggravated.

 

(g) Possession and exhibition during parade. The permit for the procession or parade shall be in the possession of the applicant or a representative of the applicant during the parade or procession and shall be presented, on request, to any officer of the police department at any time prior to or during the parade or procession.

 

(h) Violation of provisions of permit. A permit for a parade may be revoked, the procession may be halted, and the participants may be required to disperse whenever provisions of the permit are being violated; and it shall be the duty of the police department to enforce the orderly dispersal of the participants.

 

(i) Commercial parades. No permit shall be issued by the director authorizing the conduct of a parade which is proposed to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any products, goods, wares or merchandise, and is designed to be held purely for personal profit.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney