ORDINANCE NO. 96-27
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA AMENDING CHAPTER 11 OF THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT INTERFERENCE WITH SPECIAL EVENTS
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that there is a need to prevent the disruption of special events which take place within the City, as well as to protect the welfare of those participating or viewing said events,
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 11.57.010 is hereby added to Title 11 of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code to read as follows:
A. "Special Event" shall mean any event, exposition, fair, parade or procession which City services are required because of interference with normal vehicular or pedestrian traffic or will generate an extraordinary need for sanitation or other City services.
B. "Litter" shall mean any solid, liquid or semi-solid substance or matter which is deposited, discarded, launched, propelled, released, or tossed at any animal, individual, vehicle or public place."
SECTION 2. Chapter 11.57.020 is hereby added to Title 11 of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code to read as follows:
"11.57.020 Interference With A Special Event Is Prohibited.
"It shall be unlawful for any person to disrupt, impede or interfere with a permitted special event as specified herein. The following acts are prohibited by this section when the effect thereof defaces, disrupts or interferes with the ability of the permittee to carry on the special event:
A. To block, obstruct or impede the passage of participants, vehicles or animals in the special event along the special event route;
B. To discard, launch, propel, release, squirt or throw any gaseous, liquid, semi-solid substance or object toward or among the participants, vehicles or animals in the special event; or
C. To litter upon any public place or sidewalk by discarding, launching, propelling, releasing, squirting or throwing any gaseous, liquid, semi-solid substance or object."
SECTION 3. Chapter 11.57.030 is hereby added to Title 11 of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code to read as follows:
Each violation of Section 11.57.020 shall constitute a separate offense and shall be a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $1,000 or imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or both. Minors may be cited and released."
SECTION 4. Severability of Provisions. If any severable provision of this ordinance or any application thereof is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the ordinance which can be given effect notwithstanding such invalidity.
SECTION 5. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and shall cause the same to be published as required by law.
SECTION 6. This ordinance shall take effect upon the expiration of thirty (30) days from its publication.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 10th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1996
/Carl Boyer/ (Mayor)