Chapter 9.25


9.25.010    Uninvited solicitation declared a nuisance.

9.25.020    Exemptions.

9.25.030    Rules and regulations.

9.25.040    Penalty for violation.

9.25.010 Uninvited solicitation declared a nuisance.

The practice of going in and upon private residences by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise not having been requested or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants, of said private residences, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, and/or for the purpose of disposing of and/or peddling or hawking the same, is declared to be a nuisance punishable as such as a misdemeanor. (Ord. 88-05 § 1, 1988)

9.25.020 Exemptions.

The provisions of Section 9.25.010 of this chapter shall not apply to:

A. Any farmer, gardener, or other person while soliciting, selling, delivering, or peddling milk, dairy products, poultry, eggs, fish, meats, fruits, vegetables, honey, and other farm and garden edible produce so far as the sale of the commodities named herein is authorized by law; or,

B. Any charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization or corporation which has received tax-exempt status under I.R.C. paragraph 501 (c) (3), 26 U.S.C.A. 501 (c) (3), as adopted or amended;

C. Solicitations of cable television subscriptions which are limited to the following time periods:

1. For a period of three months following the issuance by the city of a new or renewed franchise to a cable television operator, and

2. For limited periods of time specified by the city council in connection with special promotions;

D. Any person selling newspapers the chief aim of which is the dissemination of current, general news. (Ord. 88-05 § 2, 1988)

9.25.030 Rules and regulations.

The city manager is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to this section to enforce procedures adopted herein. (Ord. 2009-21 § 31, 2009: Ord. 88-05 § 3, 1988)

9.25.040 Penalty for violation.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with the provisions of the city code. (Ord. 88-05 § 4, 1988)