Chapter 9.05


9.05.010    Definitions.

9.05.020    Prohibition against using dangerous sticks and poles.

9.05.030    Regulating targeted residential picketing.

9.05.010 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:

A. “Picketing” means the posting of a person or group for a demonstration or protest.

B. “Targeted picketing” means picketing activity targeted at a particular residential dwelling that remains in one area or proceeds on a definite course or route in front of or near that particular residential dwelling.

C. “Residential dwelling” means any permanent building being used by its occupant(s) solely for a nontransient residential use.

D. “Parkway space” means that portion of a street between the curb or vehicular traffic line and the closest abutting property line.

E. “Street” means the right-of-way within which improvements are constructed for the conveyance of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

F. “Targeted residential dwelling” means any residential dwelling in which the target(s) of targeted picketing reside(s). (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 696 § 1, 2010)

9.05.020 Prohibition against using dangerous sticks and poles.

While participating in any demonstration, picketing, rally or public assembly, no person shall carry or possess any length of lumber, wood, wood lath, hard plastic or other hard material, unless that object is one-fourth inch or less in thickness and two inches or less in width or, if not generally rectangular in shape, such object shall not exceed three-quarter inch in its thickest dimension. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a disabled person from carrying a cane, walker or similar device necessary for mobility so that person may participate in any demonstration, picketing, rally or public assembly. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 696 § 1, 2010)

9.05.030 Regulating targeted residential picketing.

A. Prohibition. No person shall engage in targeted picketing:

1. Within two hundred feet from the property (measured from the property line) upon which the targeted residential dwelling is located;

2. Except during daylight hours; and

3. For more than one hour during any twenty-four-hour period.

B. Nonapplicability. This section does not and shall not be interpreted to preclude picketing in a residential area that is not targeted at a particular residential dwelling. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 696 § 1, 2010; Ord. 520 § 1, 1990)