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A. The following definitions apply in this section:
AGGRESSIVELY BEG: To beg with the intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods.
BEG: To ask for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, bodily gestures, signs, or other means.
INTIMIDATE: To engage in conduct which would make a reasonable person fearful or feel compelled.
OBSTRUCT PEDESTRIAN OR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC: To walk, stand, sit, lie or place an object in such a manner as to block passage by another person or a vehicle, or to require another person or a driver of a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid physical contact. Acts authorized as an exercise of one's constitutional right to picket or legally protest shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
PUBLIC PLACE: An area generally visible to public view and includes 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.
B. A person is guilty of pedestrian interference if, in a public place, he or she intentionally:
1. Obstructs pedestrian or vehicular traffic; or
2. Aggressively begs.
C. Pedestrian interference is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 97-3, 7-16-1997)