Section 16-186 Unlawful panhandling.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17923 on 12/01/2003, Section 16-186 read as follows.
A person commits the offense of aggressive panhandling if he begs with
the intent to
intimidate another person into giving money or goods. Aggressive panhandling is a class B
(a) It shall be unlawful to panhandle on any day after sunset or before
(b) It shall be unlawful to panhandle on residential or private property
after having been asked
to leave or refrain from panhandling by the owner or other person lawfully in charge of the
property or lawfully in possession of the property.
(c) It shall be unlawful to panhandle when either the panhandler or
the person being solicited is
located in any of the following places:
(1) Within twenty feet of a public toilet;
(2) Within twenty feet of an automated teller
(3) On any city bus or within twenty feet of
any bus station or bus stop;
(4) Within ten feet of an entrance to a building;
(5) Within twenty feet of an entrance to a
bank, savings and loan or other financial
(6) Within twenty feet of a pay telephone.
(d) It shall be unlawful to panhandle when the person solicited is
waiting in any line, is seated
at an outdoor dining facility or is in a motor vehicle.
(e) It shall be unlawful to panhandle in an aggressive manner, including
taking any of the
(1) Continuing to solicit from a person after
the person has given a negative response to the
(2) Touching the solicited person without the
solicited persons consent;
(3) Blocking or interfering with the safe or
free passage of a pedestrian or vehicle by any
means, including unreasonably causing a pedestrian or vehicle operator to take evasive action to
avoid physical contact;
(4) Using violent or threatening gestures toward
a person solicited;
(5) Closely following behind, ahead or alongside
a person who walks away from the
panhandler after being solicited;
(6) Using profane or abusive language which
is likely to provoke an immediate violent
reaction from the person being solicited;
(7) Panhandling in a group of two or more persons;
(8) Panhandling with the intent to intimidate
another person into giving money or other thing
(f) Panhandling in violation of any of the provisions of this section
is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Ord. No. 14565 § 1, 7-17-95)