For the purposes of this chapter the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectively.
   (a)   "Canvasser or solicitor" means any individual, whether a resident of the City or not, traveling either by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or any other type of conveyance from place to place or from street to street, taking or attempting to take orders in person without having a previous appointment for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, or personal property of any nature whatsoever, for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future.
   (b)   "Peddler" means any person who carries with him for the purpose of sale and immediate delivery any goods, wares and merchandise, and shall include the peddling and sale of goods, wares and merchandise from a motor vehicle.
   (c)   "Public solicitation" means the act of soliciting from the public through solicitors, money, donations, property or financial assistance of any kind, on the direct or implied plea that such solicitation or sale is for charitable, educational, fraternal, civic, patriotic, religious or philanthropic purposes on the streets, in buildings, by house to house canvass or in any public place.  The term "public solicitation" shall not include a solicitation by any established religious body which secures substantially all of its funds from its own members and not from the public through solicitation by solicitors.
   (d)   "Itinerant vendor" includes any person, natural or artificial, who engages in or conducts a temporary or transient business of selling goods, wares and merchandise within the City with the intention of continuing in such business in any one location for a period of not more than four months and who for the purpose of carrying on such business hires, leases or occupies in whole or in part any room, building, lot or structure for the execution and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise.  The term does not apply to hawkers or peddlers, to vendors engaged in the sale of food or food products for human consumption, to commercial travelers or selling agents when making sales in the usual course of business, or to salesmen who sell by sample for future delivery.
   (e)   "Person" means an individual person and not an organization, group, firm, partnership, corporation or any combination of them.  It includes any trustee, member, receiver, assignee, agent or other representative thereof.
      (Ord. 92-1428.  Passed 4-21-92.)