Chapter 6A.13


6A.13.010    Definitions.

6A.13.020    Unlawful acts.

6A.13.030    Penalty.

6A.13.040    Savings clause.

6A.13.010 Definitions.

The following definitions apply to this chapter:

(1) “Aggressively beg” means to beg with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods.

(2) “Beg” means to ask for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, bodily gestures, signs, or other means.

(3) “Obstruct pedestrian traffic” means to walk, stand, sit, lie, or place an object in such a manner as to block passage by another person or to require another person to take evasive action to avoid physical contact. Acts authorized as an exercise of one’s constitutional right to picket or to legally protest, and acts authorized by a permit issued by the city of Wenatchee, shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian traffic.

(4) “Public place” is an area generally visible to public view and includes, but is not limited to, alleys, bridges, buildings, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, sidewalks, and streets open to the general public, including those that serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them. (Ord. dated June 15, 1989)

6A.13.020 Unlawful acts.

A person is guilty of pedestrian interference if, in a public place, he or she intentionally:

(1) Obstructs pedestrian traffic; or

(2) Aggressively begs. (Ord. dated June 15, 1989)

6A.13.030 Penalty.

Pedestrian interference may be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment in jail for a term not to exceed 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. dated June 15, 1989)

6A.13.040 Savings clause.

Should any portion of this chapter be found to be invalid, no other portion of this chapter shall be affected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect. (Ord. dated June 15, 1989)