A. In order to control unnecessary disturbances caused by unruly gatherings in the city, it is declared to be the policy of the city to prohibit unruly gatherings that create a substantial disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of private or public property in a significant segment of a neighborhood as specified in this chapter.
B. It is determined that unruly gatherings are detrimental to the public health, welfare and safety, and are contrary to the public interest. Therefore, the council declares that creating, maintaining, causing, or allowing to be created, maintained, or caused, any unruly gathering in a manner prohibited by or not in conformity with the provisions of this chapter is a public nuisance and shall be punishable as such in any manner provided by law, including but not necessarily limited to the filing of a civil or criminal action. (Ord. 1546 § 1 (part), 2010)