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So after much Confusion, searching, and collaboration we seem to have consensus. CMC 9.40 was read to City Counsel on July 3rd. The ER article mentioned it was passed unanimously, but in reality, was only read aloud. City Council will meet Tuesday July 17 in the City Council Chamber located at 421 Main Street. The meeting will take place at 6:30 PM.
There will be a meeting for all interested parties at 498 Humboldt Ave (Zombie House/Langolier) on Thursday the 12th, 8pm.
If you don't come to this meeting, please come to the City Council Meeting! We need to show a united front against this ordinance. The Chico Police Department claims this is for fighting out of control Frat parties, but specifically names actions only occurring at punk/metal shows. This could also be used against street theater, direct actions, any and all bicycling.
Please Spread the word and come out. We need your help! This could be just the beginning. We must stand up now and fight!
Reply if you want a copy of the proposed ordinance.
Thanks to Timmy Turtle and the folks at the Zombie House for hosting!
In addition, for those who would like to share a piece of their minds with the City Council at large, they may be contacted here. To get in touch with them via snail mail, write to:
Chico City Council
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927
As I said yesterday, if this ordinance is passed, it could have dire consequences for the larger Northern California punk scene. Take action, and let the Chico City Council know that we will not tolerate the further marginalization of our scene.
Ian Bowman Bitchtooth
The city council last Tuesday introduced Chapter 9.40, the "Disorderly Events" ordinance to the Chico Municipal Code.
It is supposed to provide "protection from unsafe behaviors likely to cause injury to persons or property or provoke a violent reaction from another person."
The CPD and city attorney's office have seen fit to include a section on slam dancing/moshing/stage diving.
On page 3, section B: "A disorderly event is an event at which a person or persons... Make rough bodily contact with other persons or engage in 'slamming' in which participants collide their bodies into each other or... Launch themselves from a stage or similar raised platform into a crowd."
"All persons attending a disorderly event shall immediately disperse upon the order of a police officer. All persons not domiciled at the location of such event shall then immediately leave the premises. No person shall fail or refuse to obey and abide by such an order."
Under the Penalties section:
"A person violating, or causing a violation of, any provision of this chapter is guilty of an infraction. A separate offense is committed for each and every hour or part of an hour during which any such violation is committee or caused or permitted to continue. Each offense is punishable separately from every other offense. This punishment shall be cumulative of and in addition to any other applicable punishment or relief provided by federal or state law or city ordinance."
This ordinance was introduced last Tuesday. IT IS NOT THE LAW YET. IT WILL LIKELY BE VOTED INTO EFFECT AT THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING, ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.
We need anyone interested to get together and take ACTION. Looks like the next meeting July 17.
If enough people call their city councilperson it can be taken off the consent agenda, which would allow you to tell the council, on the public record, what you think about this ordinance.
Please repost and show support!
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When: 16 Mar 2007, 20:00
Where: The Blue Lamp
1400 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
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