It is declared that the protection and preservation of the home is the keystone to 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 a 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; obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its objects the harassing of such occupants; and without resort to such practice full opportunity exists and under the terms and provisions of this article will continue to exist for the exercise 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.
(Ord. 91-01, passed 5-15-91)