esigned to protect public safety, persons and property, and to accommodate the interest
ersons not participating in the assemblies and parades to use the sidewalks and rights-of-way
vel to their intended destinations and use the parks for recreational purposes; and
the City recognizes the compelling need to facilitate safe and orderl:ovement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the
estimated 10 billion media impressions of Tampa Bay will be maduring the
by the more than 15,000 members of the local, national and international medie
theRNCwill generate millions of dollars worth of economic impact for th,
the City Council has determined that the following regulations
time, place and manner restrictions that will promote and protect the general healthwelfare of the residents and visitors of the City during the RNC while also allowinrersons and organizations to exercise their First Amendment rights to peacefully assemble ancarade; and
duly noticed public hearings
required by law were held by the CiTouncil at which all residents and interested persons were given an opportunity to be heard.
NOW, THEREFORE,IT ORDAINED
THE CITY COUNCIL
THE CITY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA:
That the recitals set forth above are hereby incorporated as if hlly set forth herein.
This Ordinance shall go into effect immediately upon becoming a law, and terminatc12:Ol a.m. eastern time on September 1, 2012. In the event that the RNC is delayed, th~of this Ordinance shall automatically extend to 12:Ol a.m. eastern time on the da:of the RNC, but shall not extend beyond 12:Ol a.m. eastern time
eptember 8,2012.more specifically stated herein, the following regulations shall be
City of Tampa during the time period set forth above. The regulation,
Ordinance shall only apply to public property that is owned, leased, managed oCity, including but not limited to, sidewalks, rights-of-way and parks.
Unless more specifically defrned herein, all words and terms shalave the meaning as provided by the City of Tampa Code of Ordinances. In the event that then
definitions, the stricter definition shall apply.
shall mean a demonstration, speech, meeting, performancerally, vigil or similar gathering conducted for a common purpose of