Sec. 20-6.  Police division response to large parties, gatherings or events--Definitions.


The following words, phrases and terms as used in sections 20-7 through 20-9 shall have the following meaning:


Host is the person or persons who owns or own the property where the large party, gathering or event takes place; the person in charge of the premises and/or the person who organized the large party, gathering or event.  If the host is a minor, then the parents or guardians of the minor will be jointly and severally liable for any police services fee assessed as provided herein.


Large party, gathering or event is a group of three (3) or more persons who have assembled or are assembling for a social occasion or for a social activity.


Police services fee is the cost to the city of any special security assignment and shall include, but not be limited to, salaries of police officers while responding to or remaining at the large party, gathering or event; the pro rata cost of equipment; the cost of repairing city equipment and property; the cost of medical treatment of injured police officers; and the cost of reasonable attorneys fees, if necessary, to collect the police services fee.


Special security assignment is the assignment of police officers, services and equipment during a second or subsequent response to the large party, gathering or event after the distribution of written notice to the host that a police services fee may be imposed for costs incurred by the city for a second or any subsequent police response to the large party, gathering or event as provided herein. 


Source:  Ord. No. 3656, § 1, 7-3-89

Editor’s note--Ord. No. 3656, § 1, adopted July 3, 1989, did not specifically amend the Code; hence inclusion herein as §§ 20-6--20-9 was at the discretion of the editor.