An application for a temporary street closing for an athletic event shall be deemed a request for police department services within the meaning of Sections 10B.1 through 10B.5 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. If the temporary street closing is approved, the Chief of Police may detail such personnel to police the event in the number and for the period of time the Chief determines to be necessary to perform the services. If the on-site services of two or more police officers are required during the event, the applicant shall be liable for the cost of police services, including field investigation needed to determine manpower requirements, and shall be responsible for indemnifying and holding harmless the City and County of San Francisco and the police personnel as required by Section 10B.2.
Upon approval of a temporary street closure for an athletic event, a sum of money which the Chief of Police estimates will be necessary to cover the costs of services pursuant to Section 10B.2 of the Administrative Code shall be due. No temporary street closure shall be deemed effective until such sum of money is deposited with the Chief of Police of the City and County of San Francisco and the applicant presents to the Chief of Police proof of such deposit. The sum of money required pursuant to this paragraph shall be deposited at least one calendar week before the scheduled event. If the applicant does not deposit the sum required within the time limit specified, the temporary street closing shall be deemed denied, or, if the street closing already has been approved, revoked.
Within a reasonable time after the event is over, the Chief of Police shall determine the amount of money necessary to cover the cost of services provided by the Police Department pursuant to Section 10B.2 of the Administrative Code. If the deposit pursuant to Subsection (b) hereof is insufficient to cover the cost of police services, the Chief of Police shall notify the applicant by United States mail to the address listed on the application and the applicant shall have ten days to pay the balance. If the amount deposited exceeds the actual costs, the Chief of Police shall authorize a refund of the excess to the applicant at the address shown on the application.
If the applicant or sponsor cancels the event after personnel have been assigned to police it and such personnel have begun that duty, the applicant shall be liable for the time expended by police personnel pursuant to Section 10B.2 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, but in no case for less than two hours per employee. If the temporary street closure is revoked, the money deposited for the costs of police services pursuant to this Article shall be refunded.
(Amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)