§ 18-165. Use of community facilities for commercial purposes prohibited.  

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  • (a) No person shall practice, carry on, conduct or solicit for any occupation, business, or profession in any community building; or sell or offer for sale any food, beverage, merchandise, article, or anything whatsoever in any community building. This prohibition does not apply to a non-profit organization charging a fee to attend an annual banquet, fund-raising event, or similar activity.

    (b) All programs must be open to the public at no charge. Requests by non-profit educational groups or institutions desiring to use community facilities for short-term classes, institutes, discussion groups and forums which involve small fees will be examined on an individual basis. Nothing may be sold to the public in a community building.

    (c) No person shall distribute, post, place or erect any advertising, handbill, circular, bill, notice, placard, paper, business card, or other advertisement device of a commercial nature in any community building. Publicity posters or flyers for community events sponsored by non-profit civic, educational or community service groups may be displayed on a bulletin board or other surface designated for such posters or flyers.

    (d) This section shall not apply to any person acting pursuant to a contract with the city for conducting a city-sponsored program or class for which a fee may be charged or pursuant to a special event permit granted by the city manager or city commission.

(Ord. No. 2006-48, § 1, 12-19-06; Ord. No. 2007-12, § 1, 5-1-07)