5.20.010  Purpose.
   The city council finds and declares as follows:
   A.   That unrelated practice of solicitation of unwilling residents for any purpose jeopardizes the right of residents in the city to enjoy the privacy of their homes in tranquility and security;
   B.   That the interests of residents in privacy and the quiet enjoyment of residential premises are protected by reasonable regulation of the time and manner solicitation may take place at residences in the city;
   C.   That the risk of consumer fraud increases when the solicitor has no fixed place of business in the city and consumer complaints cannot be resolved locally and expediently;
   D.   That the distribution of solicitation materials upon residential property in the city creates widespread litter which is unsightly, unhealthy, and difficult to remove;
   E.   That the distribution of solicitation materials upon residential property in the city creates a serious police problem and a threat to public safety and welfare in that residential property becomes cluttered with an accumulation of such materials inadvertently advertising the absence of the owner or occupant and increasing the likelihood of criminal activities on the property; and,
   F.   That such practices, if not in compliance with the reasonable regulation thereof, are injurious and contrary to the public health, safety and welfare of residents of the city, create a public nuisance, and should therefore be regulated by the city. 
(Ord. 108 § 3 (part), 1993: Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1991: prior code § 5.06.010)