Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-176 Definitions.
The following terms, as used in this division shall have the meaning given in
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
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)