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0 <br />I -7 <br />SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT REQUEST PROCESSING <br />Purpose: To set forth City policy concerning administration and control of <br />special events. Special events include activities as defined by Municipal Code <br />Chapter 5.10. Requests that include activities for which the Municipal Code <br />requires that a permit be obtained may be included in the special event permit <br />process. <br />Policy: It is the policy of the City Council to ensure that the numerous special <br />event activities permitted by the City do not negatively affect the community, <br />that requests for permits are efficiently processed by staff, that City liability is <br />eliminated, that all appropriate insurance requirements are met, and that costs <br />for municipal services provided are kept at a reasonable level and recovered <br />from the event sponsors. Affected City departments shall be notified of special <br />event permit requests in accordance with the schedule attached and provide <br />recommendations on how to conduct the event safely, lawfully and with a <br />minimum negative impact on the community. <br />It is the responsibility of the Community Services Director to coordinate the <br />administration of special events and to be the central contact point for residents <br />or other event sponsors, as well as the various City Departments having <br />influence or control over aspects of any given event. Requests for special event <br />permit applications will be received by a special event coordinator in <br />Community Services and routinely routed to appropriate departments for <br />investigation. Each department will investigate the proposed event and make a <br />recommendation for approval or denial of the event. If recommended for <br />approval, recommended conditions for approval will also be presented. <br />Events that include the following activities or aspects shall be additionally <br />reviewed by the departments indicated: <br />Activity <br />Fireworks <br />Tents & Canopies <br />Reviewing Department <br />Fire and Marine Department <br />Fire and Marine Department <br />Building Department