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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person on the streets, sidewalks, or in any public place within the city to aggressively panhandle, intimidate, harass, or hound another person for the purpose of inducing that person to give money or anything else of value.
(B) For the purposes of this article, a person aggressively panhandles, intimidates, harasses, or hounds another person when the solicitor’s conduct would cause a reasonable person in the position of the solicitee to fear for his or her safety; the solicitor intentionally blocks the path of the solicitee; or the solicitor persists in following the solicitee closely, and continues to demand money or other thing of value after the solicitee has rejected the solicitation by words or conduct.
(C) For the purposes of this article, the following facts, among others, are relevant in deciding whether a reasonable person would have cause to fear for his or her safety: the solicitor makes physical contact with the solicitee; the proximity of the solicitor to the solicitee; the duration of the solicitation; or the solicitor makes threatening gestures or other threatening conduct, including closely following the solicitee.
(Ord. No. 2966)