§ 1036.32.

ARCADES – OPERATING STANDARDS

The following standards and regulations shall apply to the operation and maintenance of arcades in the City and County of San Francisco.

a.

All mechanical amusement devices within the premises shall be visible to and supervised by an adult attendant or attendants, age 18 years or older. Said attendant(s) shall be present at all times when the arcade is open to the public.

b.

The supervision of the patrons on and about the premises shall be adequate to protect public against conduct of patrons that is detrimental to the public health, safety, and general welfare.

c.

The permit holder shall be responsible for ensuring that persons under the age of 18 years not be allowed to operate mechanical amusement devices during the school year from the day after Labor Day to Memorial Day, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on all days preceding school days and between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on all other days unless accompanied by an authorized agent of the School District, parent or legal guardian; provided, however, that premises which have mechanical amusement devices as provided under Section 1036.31(d), Subparagraphs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are exempted from the provisions of this subsection.

d.

Establishments dispensing food services shall provide adequate waste receptacles, which shall be conveniently located in the vicinity of the mechanical amusement devices; arcade premises shall be adequately ventilated and illuminated.

e.

The permit holder shall comply with security lighting requirements, token-use requirements and such other reasonable requirements determined by the Entertainment Commission to be necessary to minimize danger to the community resulting from the operation of the arcade. These requirements shall be set forth in the permit or, in the event circumstances alter, by appropriate amendment to the permit.

f.

An arcade may have no more than one mechanical amusement device per 30 square feet of public retail floor space.

g.

As a condition for obtaining a permit for mechanical amusement devices, the applicant shall be required to provide a master switch or switches, readily accessible to the permit holder, employees or agent of the permit holder and the Police Department, that can immediately turn off all mechanical amusement devices in the arcade. The permit shall also specify that the applicant consents to and authorizes the Police Department to turn off all mechanical amusement devices for a period of up to six hours at any time there is a clear and present danger to the public safety.

History

(Added by Ord. 401-82, App. 8/13/82; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)

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