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File #: 17-413    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/5/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/27/2018 Final action:
Title: Update to Article III of Chapter 7 of the Town Code - Streets and Public Events PURPOSE: Update the current Town Code relating to regulation of street or other public events.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Article III. Streets and Public Events (2).pdf, 2. Attachment B: Old Article 3.pdf
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TITLE: Title
Update to Article III of Chapter 7 of the Town Code - Streets and Public Events

PURPOSE: Update the current Town Code relating to regulation of street or other public events.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Attorney, Police Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Nick Herman, Town Attorney - 919-929-3905; Walter Horton, Chief of Police - 919-918-7397

INFORMATION: SUMMARY OF NEW CODE AMENDMENT

Attachment A is a draft of a new Article III of Chapter 7 of the Town Code relating to the regulation of street or other public events. Attachment B is a copy of current Article III of the Code.
The new, proposed Article regulates two categories of "public events" by requiring that a permit be obtained from the Manager to hold the event.

The first category consists of public events (like street fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades, marches, rallies, demonstrations, pickets, or other public activities) that require the temporary closing or obstruction of a street, sidewalk, or other public right-of-way or otherwise substantially hinder or prevent the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic. This category may apply regardless of the number of persons involved in the event (e.g., it would apply if a single person wanted to perform a dance in the middle of the street when such an activity would obstruct the street). This category also applies regardless of whether the purpose of the activity involves the exercise of First Amendment rights. Also note that certain traditional Town events (such as the Christmas parade, Fourth of July celebration, Carrboro Day celebration, Carrboro music festival, and certain road race events) are expressly excluded from this category and the requirement for obtaining any permit.

The second category consists of public events reasonably expected to be attended by 400 or more persons where the purpose of the event is to exercise First Amendment rights and the event is ...

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