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3.43.260 Sound amplification equipment prohibited.
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A. It is unlawful for any person to use, operate, or play or permit to be used, operated or played in any park any radio, tape player, television, musical instrument, record player or any other machine or device producing or reproducing sound at a volume that is audible at a distance over 30 feet therefrom, except pursuant to a permit issued by the city manager or his or her designee.

B. Subject to park availability, the city manager or his or her designee will grant or grant with conditions a permit for an exception to subsection A of this section if the use of the sound amplification equipment:

1. will not constitute a public nuisance;

2. will not endanger the public health or safety;

3. will not endanger public property; and

4. is associated with an event that is open to the general public.

C. The city manager or his or her designee may adopt administrative rules pursuant to BCC 3.43.030 to allow for the administration of permits under this section.

D. Violations of subsection A of this section and violations of permits issued pursuant to this section shall be considered a civil noise infraction enforced as set forth in Chapter 9.18 BCC. (Ord. 5721 § 1, 2007; Ord. 4480 § 15, 1993; Ord. 4071 § 1, 1989.)

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