SECTION 611.01: DEFINITIONS:

For the purpose of this chapter, the term “Targeted Residential Picketing” means:

 Targeted Residential Picketing means:

(A)  Marching, standing or patrolling by one (1) or more persons directed solely at a particular residential building in a manner that adversely affects the safety, security, or privacy of an occupant of the building; or

(B)  Marching, standing or patrolling by one (1) or more persons which prevents an occupant of a residential building from gaining access to or exiting from the property on which the residential building is located; or

(C)  Standing, marching, patrolling or picketing by one (1) or more persons focused in front of or adjacent to a particular residential dwelling without the consent of that dwelling’s occupants.

 SECTION 611.02: PURPOSE:

The City has an interest in the protection of residential privacy, the wellbeing and tranquility of the home, and protecting citizens from unwanted speech when they are a captive audience within their homes.  The City Council finds that, without resorting to Targeted Residential Picketing, ample opportunities exist for those otherwise engaged in Targeted Residential Picketing to exercise constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and expression.

 SECTION 611.03: PROHIBITED ACTIVITY:

No person shall engage in Targeted Residential Picketing within the City.

 SECTION 611.04: VIOLATION/PENALTY:

Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 SECTION 611.05: SEVERABILITY:

Should any subdivision, clause or other provision of this chapter be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the chapter as a whole, or of any part thereof, other than the part held to be invalid.