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0631.85 Alcohol in Parks

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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  • City Code 20.12.040

PROCEDURE (631.85)

Precinct commanders identifying a park and/or stadium where the permitted use of alcoholic beverages habitually leads to or creates the potential for criminal and/ or disruptive behavior should submit, through channels to the Chief of Police, a recommendation that more restrictive modifications to the city code be considered for that particular park and/or stadium. The recommendation must address preservation of the public peace and include, where applicable, documentation such as, but not limited to: neighborhood complaints, photographs showing the conditions, police reports or any other reports or analyses of the problem or a petition from neighborhood organizations or individuals.

Recommendations may include completely prohibiting alcoholic beverages in the park or placing increased restrictions on permits for the consumption of alcoholic beverages (i.e., number issued, size of party, specific dates, etc.).

Contact and discussion with the Office of the Director of the Parks Bureau will be part of the process in preparing the recommendations. Documentation of this discussion will be included in the written recommendation.

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Parks and Recreation will make the final decision. If the recommendation is accepted, the Parks Bureau will be responsible for posting the park and/or stadium with the required signs.

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