A Special Event is any temporary/ongoing activity that occurs on public (or possibly private) property that will affect the ordinary use of parks, public streets, right-of-ways, sidewalks, traffic, and/or generates considerable public participation.
A Special Event is also defined as meeting one or more of the following criteria:
Is reasonably expected to cause or result in 100 or more people gathering in a park or other public place
Is reasonably expected to have a substantial impact on such park or other public place
Is reasonably expected to require the provision of substantial public services
The application/permit process:
Ensures that the activity meets legal requirements
Allows the City to adequately schedule needed public services