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(A) Newspapers. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the distribution and delivery of any newspaper which is capable of being entered as second class matter under the provisions of the United States Post Office Regulations of March 3, 1879, and other United States statutes; any newspaper of general circulation adjudicated as such under the statutes of the state; any paper designed principally and primarily for the dissemination of news and information concerning public affairs as opposed to commercial advertising material; any newspaper as that term is from time to time construed to the statutes, court decisions and laws of the land; or any paper the circulation of which is only secondarily or incidentally for commercial advertising purposes.
(B) Distribution of newspapers on posted premises. No person shall distribute any of the newspapers authorized by division (A) of this section upon any premises if the person in possession thereof has requested the newspaper distributor involved, or has filed with the City Clerk a request not to so deliver. The person in possession of the premises shall be deemed to include any person whose regular residence or place of business is upon such premises.
(C) Record of list-distributors to check. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to keep a list of the premises that the persons in possession thereof have indicated to the City Clerk that the distribution of any such newspaper is not desired at such premises. It shall be the duty of any person authorizing or directing the distribution of any such newspaper to secure a copy of this list from the City Clerk. He or she shall ascertain on a quarterly basis from the City Clerk any changes in this list prior to the distribution of any such newspaper.
(D) City or telephone directories. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the distribution and delivery of any city or telephone directory.
(E) Utility bills. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the distribution and delivery of any utility bill.
('86 Code, § 5.36.030) (Ord. 3796, passed - - )