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9.04.020 Definitions.
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“Aggressive begging” means: (1) begging with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods by any means including repeated requests for money while approaching or following the person from whom funds are being requested; (2) continuing to solicit from a person or continuing to engage that person after the person has given a negative response to such soliciting; (3) soliciting from anyone who is waiting in line; (4) following a person with intent to solicit money or other things of value; (5) begging with use of false, misleading information, where the person knew or reasonably should have known of the falsity or misleading nature of the information; (6) begging with or involving activities that are unsafe or dangerous to any person or property; (7) begging in a manner that exploits children; or (8) willfully providing or delivering, or attempting to provide or deliver unrequested or unsolicited services or products with a demand or exertion of pressure for payment in return.

“Automated teller machine” means a machine, other than a telephone: (1) that is capable of being operated by a customer of a financial institution; (2) by which the customer may communicate with the financial institution a request to withdraw, deposit, transfer funds, make payment, or otherwise conduct financial business for the customer or for another person directly from the customer’s account or from the customer’s account under a line of credit previously authorized by the financial institution for the customer; and (3) the use of which may or may not involve personnel of a financial institution.

“Begging” means asking for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, bodily gestures, signs or other means.

“Exploit” means using in an unethical, selfish or abusive manner or in any other manner that seeks an unfair advantage.

“Financial institution” means any banking corporation, credit union, foreign exchange office. For purposes of this section, it shall also include any check cashing business.

Intimidate. To “intimidate” means to coerce or frighten into submission or obedience or to engage in conduct which would make a reasonable person fearful or feel compelled.

“Major/principal arterial intersections” means the intersections of the principal arterials identified in LMC 12.09.022.

“On and off ramps” refers to the areas commonly used to enter and exit public highways from any City roadway or overpass.

“Public place” means: (1) any public road, alley, lane, parking area, sidewalk, or other publicly owned building, facility or structure; (2) any public playground, school ground, recreation ground, park, parkway, park drive, park path or rights-of-way open to the use of the public; or (3) any privately owned property adapted to and fitted for vehicular or pedestrian travel that is in common use by the public with the consent, expressed or implied, of the owner or owners.

“Public transportation facility” means a facility or designated location that is owned, operated, or maintained by a city, county, county transportation authority, public transportation benefit area, regional transit authority, or metropolitan municipal corporation within the state for the purpose of facilitating bus and other public transportation.

“Public transportation vehicle” means any vehicle that is owned by a city, county, county transportation authority, public transportation benefit area, regional transit authority, or metropolitan municipal corporation within the state for the purpose of facilitating bus and other public transportation. [Ord. 532 § 1, 2011; Ord. 526 § 2, 2010.]

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