§ 5.28.010  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CHARITABLE.  Includes the words “patriotic,” “philanthropic,” “social service,” “welfare,” “benevolent,” “educational,” “civic” or “fraternal” either actual or purported.
   COMMITTEE.  The Solicitations Advisory Committee consisting of the City Manager, Director of Finance and Chief of Police, created by the City Council to direct and carry out the purpose of this chapter.
   CONTRIBUTION.  Includes the words “alms,” “food,” “clothing,” “money,” “subscription,” “property,” or “donations” under the guise of a loan of money or property.
   PERSON.  Any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, or joint-stock organization, church, religious sect, religious denomination, society, organization or league, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, agent, or other similar representative thereof.
   SOLICIT and SOLICITATION.  The request directly or indirectly of money, pledges, credit, property, financial assistance, or other thing of value on the plea or representation that such money, pledge, credit, property, financial assistance or other thing of value will be used for a charitable purpose as that purpose is defined herein. These words shall also mean and include the following methods of securing money, credit, pledge, property, financial assistance or other thing of value on the plea of representation that it will be used for a charitable purpose as herein defined;
      (1)   Any oral or written request;
      (2)   The distribution, circulation, mailing, posting or publishing of any handbill, written advertisement or publication;
      (3)   The making of any announcement to the press, over the radio, by telephone or telegraph concerning an appeal, assemblage, athletic or sports event, bazaar, benefit, campaign, contest, dance, drive, entertainment, exhibition, exposition, party, performance, picnic, sale or social gathering which the public is requested to patronize or to which the public is requested to make a contribution for any charitable purpose connected therewith;
      (4)   The sale of, offer or attempt to sell, any advertisement, advertising space, book, card, chance, coupon, device, magazine, membership, merchandise, subscription, ticket or other thing in connection with which any appeal is made for any charitable purpose, or where the name of any charit-able or religious person is used or referred to in any such appeal as an inducement or reason for making such sale, or when or where in connection with any such sale, and statement is made that the whole or any part of the proceeds of any such sale will go or be donated to any charitable purpose.
   A SOLICITATION shall be deemed completed when made, whether or not the person making the same receives any contribution or makes any sale referred to herein.
('86 Code, § 5.28.010) (Ord. 2774, passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 3673, passed  - - )