Section 16-176 Definitions.


    The following terms, as used in this division shall have the meaning given in this section:

    Intimidate. "Intimidate" means to knowingly act or speak in such a manner as to cause a reasonable person to fear for his immediate personal safety.

     Panhandling. “Panhandling” means any solicitation made in person requesting an immediate donation of money or other thing of value from another person.  “Panhandling” also means any solicitation for the purchase of an item for an amount far exceeding its value, under circumstances where a reasonable person would understand that the purchase is in substance a donation.  Panhandling does not include passively standing or sitting with a sign or other indication that one is seeking donations, without addressing any solicitation to any specific person other than in response to an inquiry by that person.

    Private property. "Private property" means any place which at the time is not open to the public. It includes property which is owned publicly or privately.

    Property of another. "Property of another" means any property in which the actor does not have a possessory interest.

    Public place. "Public place" means any place which at the time is open to the public. It includes property which is owned publicly or privately.

    Separate premises. If a building or structure is divided into separately occupied units, such units are "separate premises."

(Code 1964, § 7.850; Ord. No. 14565, § 1, 7-17-95; Ord. No. 17923, § 2, 12/1/03)


(Ord. 17923, Amended, 12/01/2003, Prior Text)