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(a) It is hereby declared that the protection and preservation of the home is the keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy in their homes and dwellings a feeling of well being, tranquility and privacy, and, when absent from their homes and dwellings, carry with them the sense of security inherent in the assurance that they may return to the enjoyment of their homes and dwellings; that the practice of picketing before or about residences and dwellings causes emotional disturbance and distress to the occupants and obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its objective the harassment of such occupants; that without resort to such practice full opportunity exists, and under the terms and provisions of this section will continue to exist, for the expression of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights, and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary for the public interest to avoid the detrimental results herein set forth and are enacted by the Council of the City for such purpose. This section shall be enforced pursuant to the opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Fizby v. Schultz, 108 S.Ct. 2495, 101 L.Ed. 2d 420, 56 U.S.L.W. 4785.
(b) No person shall engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling of any individual in the City.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 3-90. Passed 3-19-90.)