For the purposes of this section:
a. PANHANDLE, ASK or BEG means any request made in person seeking an immediate donation of money or other item of value. A person shall not be deemed to be in the act of panhandling when he or she passively displays a sign or gives any other indication that he or she is seeking donations without addressing his or her panhandling to any specific person, other than in response to an inquiry by that person.
b. PUBLIC PLACE means a place to which the public or substantial group of persons has access, and includes, but is not limited to, any street, highway, sidewalk, parking lot, plaza, transportation facility, school, place of amusement, park, playground, and any doorway, entrance, hallway, lobby and other portion of any business establishment, an apartment house, or hotel not constituting a room or apartment designed for actual residence.
c. CANVASSING includes the act of any person whether a resident of the City or not, traveling by foot, vehicle, or any other type of conveyance, who goes from door to door, place to place, house to house, or street to street conducting a poll, survey, or petition drive, or sharing, communicating or otherwise conveying ideas, views or beliefs, or disseminating oral or written information to a person willing to directly receive such information, whether political, religious, commercial, noncommercial, charitable or otherwise. A person who engages in the act of canvassing shall be referred to as a “canvasser.”
d. HANDBILLING includes the act of any person who casts, deposits, places, scatters or throws any commercial or noncommercial handbill, pamphlet, circular, newspaper, paper, booklet, poster, leaflet, or other printed matter onto the property of a business or residence in the absence of a subscription agreement. (Ord. #2012-154)