A. The purpose of this article is to establish a process for approving and regulating certain temporary activities conducted on public property or private property when public safety is potentially impacted. This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of A.R.S. § 9-240, as amended, and is intended to provide fair and reasonable regulations governing the time, place, and manner in which a special event may take place and, in doing so, provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public and assist the Town and its appropriate officers in enforcing the applicable provisions of A.R.S. Title 9 and Title 36.
B. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
1. “Special use”:
a. Means any commercial function as defined in the Oro Valley Zoning Code Revised which:
i. May or may not comply with the underlying zoning district; or
ii. Is seasonal or holiday-related; or
iii. Is the temporary and attached expansion of an existing commercial use; or
iv. Is permitted under the Oro Valley Zoning Code Revised.
2. “Park use”:
a. Means any commercial or private function held at an Oro Valley owned public park which:
i. Does not exceed the parking capacity of the park; or
ii. Is not publicly advertised as open to the public; or
v. Unless otherwise provided in this section, the parks and recreation department is required to employ the expertise of other Oro Valley departments to approve the function.
b. Does not require review as a special event as outlined below, may be approved under this section.
3. “Special event”:
a. Means any public or private function which:
i. Requires temporary parking areas; or
ii. Exceeds the parking capacity of the facility; or
iii. Is held in a public park or on public right-of-way; or
iv. Is advertised as open to the public; or
v. Has amplified sound which can be heard outside of the event location; or
vi. Requires temporary traffic control to provide for safe ingress or egress to the event venue; or
vii. Requires a special event liquor license; or
viii. Requires temporary sanitation facilities; or
ix. Requires the installation of temporary structures or tents of more than one hundred (100) square feet; or
x. Has other adverse impact on public health, safety and welfare.
b. Shall not include:
i. School functions at school facilities or religious functions at a religious facility, unless spillover (as defined below) is anticipated.
4. “Major event” means a special event that also requires the following:
a. Extra-duty law enforcement officers or other security services; and
b. Temporary traffic control.
5. “Spillover” occurs when participants of, or spectators to, a special event congregate on, park, or move to any property or right-of-way not associated with the event venue.