A majority (51%) of signatures of property owners on the block is required for a block party permit. Petitions must be submitted at least one week prior to date of the party. Signatures will be verified through assessing and/or voter registration records. Multiple signers from a single household and unverifiable signatures will not be counted. Parking vehicles crosswise in the street or creating an obstacle that in any manner impedes access for emergency vehicles is a danger to public safety and not allowable, pursuant to Chap. 16, Sec. 16-12 (J) of the Code of Ordinances. Barricades will be supplied by the city and must be erected at each end of the block by the applicants.