§ 184.70.

DISTRIBUTION OF HANDBILLS ON PRIVATE PREMISES

a.

Findings. The Board hereby finds and declares that the City has a compelling need to prohibit the distribution of Handbills on private premises where the occupant has expressed his or her unwillingness to receive such Handbills. Prohibiting distributions of Handbills in defiance of an occupant’s expressed desire not to receive them strikes an appropriate accommodation between the rights of distributors to solicit willing listeners with the rights of occupants to object to receive the material.

This Ordinance is also aimed at decreasing the adverse effects of the distribution of unsolicited Hand-bills on private premises. The prohibition against delivering Handbills contrary to the expressed desire of the occupant and the requirement that Handbills be folded or otherwise attached to the outside of a premises will decrease the amount of litter created by Handbills.

b.

Prohibition When “No Handbills” Sign Posted. It shall be unlawful for any Person to distribute, cause to be distributed, or suffer, allow or permit the distribution of any Handbill to or upon any private premises in the City by placing or causing any such Handbill to be deposited or placed in or upon any porch, yard, steps, hallway, or mailbox located on, or used in connection with such premises when such premises has posted thereon in a conspicuous place, a notice or notices of at least eight square inches in area bearing the words “No Handbills” or the like, unless such Person has first received the written permission of the occupant of such premises authorizing the Person so to distribute.

c.

Distributed Matter To Be Folded. It shall be unlawful for any Person to distribute, cause to be distributed, or suffer, allow or permit the distribution of any Handbill to or upon any private premises in the City by placing or causing any such Handbill to be deposited or placed in or upon any porch, yard, steps, hallway, or mailbox located on, or used in connection with such premises unless the same is folded or otherwise so prepared or placed that it will not be blown therefrom by the winds.

History

(Added by Ord. 116-99, File No. 982076, App. 5/14/99; amended by Ord. 53-05, File No. 041308, App. 4/1/2005)

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