City of Binghamton, New York

Use of Public Property by Private Persons

Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 2. General Legislation



[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Binghamton on August 18, 2010.]


§ 328-1. Purpose.

City Hall, other municipal buildings, sidewalks, streets, and real property owned and managed by the City are for the benefit of the public and as such certain areas are made available for use by private persons and that such use of public property by private persons should be on a consistent, content neutral basis and subject to such requirements and restrictions as may be adopted by City Council from time to time.

§ 328-2. Existing Ordinances.
The use of sidewalks, streets, parks, and other public spaces are currently regulated by Chapter 327 and other provisions of the Code and traffic regulations. Nothing herein is intended to replace or amend such Ordinances and regulations.

§ 328-3. Second Floor Gallery.
City Hall includes a Second Floor Gallery which has historically been used for public assembly, public and private exhibits, and that such use has been administered by the Mayor, including creating guidelines for the use of the Second Floor Gallery. City Council hereby ratifies the use of the Second Floor Gallery for public assembly, public and private exhibits and approves the Guidelines dated May 27, 2010 a copy of which will be filed with the City Clerk; except, the Guidelines include an opportunity for exhibitors to advertise or display some portion of an exhibit on the exterior western wall of City Hall in conjunction with an exhibit in the Second Floor Gallery and that such right to use the exterior western wall will terminate on May 31, 2011. Any amendments to the Second Floor Gallery Guidelines must be approved by City Council.

§ 328-4. Expansion of use of public property by private persons.
No expansion of use of public property by private persons beyond what is currently permitted by the Code, including this Chapter, will be permitted without the consent of City Council.