§ 1026.

REGULATIONS

a.

Hours. “Special” dances shall be conducted only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight; “General” dances shall be conducted only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day; provided, however, the Entertainment Commission may, in the Entertainment Commission’s discretion allow, by order permitting the same, the conduct of “General” and “Special” dances at hours other than the hours stated in this subsection.

b.

Supervision. The Entertainment Commission may require that one or more private security officers or, with the permission of the Chief of Police, police officers, be employed by any person to whom a dance permit is granted, to supervise said dances.

c.

Minors prohibited; Exceptions. No person under 18 years of age shall enter or be, or shall be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall at any time a “General” dance is being conducted therein, unless such person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof.

No person 16 or 17 years of age shall enter or be, or shall be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall after 12:00 midnight where a “Special” dance is conducted unless said person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof; provided however, that the dance hours are permitted by the Entertainment Commission as enumerated in Subsection (a) of this Section.

No person under 16 years of age shall enter or be, or be permitted to enter or be, in any dance hall wherein a “Special” dance is being held unless said person is accompanied by parent, guardian, or other person having the care and custody thereof; provided however, the Entertainment Commission may, in the Entertainment Commission’s discretion allow, by order permitting the same, said persons to attend a dance conducted, promoted or sponsored by a public agency or by an educational, recreational or social organization or agency which is incorporated in the State of California and which is exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue laws of the United States as a bona fide fraternal, charitable, religious, benevolent or nonprofit organization having a regular membership associated primarily for mutual social, mental, political or civic welfare, and where admission to such dance is limited to members and guests and the revenue accruing from such dance is to be used exclusively for the benevolent purposes of said organization or agency.

d.

Adults Prohibited. No person 21 years of age or older shall attend or be permitted to attend a “Special” dance as a participant therein.

e.

Pass-Out Checks Prohibited; Exceptions. No person admitted to a dance shall be permitted to leave and thereafter reenter the dance premises during the course of said dance, and no pass-out checks shall be issued unless required by the physical arrangements of the premises.

f.

Free Drinking Water. If the location for which the dance hall permit is issued holds over 500 persons the permit holder shall provide free cool drinking water to patrons by means of an automatic drinking fountain or by providing without charge cups of water at all beverage service locations, or both.

History

(Amended by Ord. 260-81, App. 5/21/81; Ord. 176-00, File No. 000477, App. 7/28/2000; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)

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