5.36.010 – Definitions

The following words and phrases as used in this ordinance shall have the following meanings, unless a different meaning is required by the context:

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS:  Any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, religious or one purporting to be such which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes.

CHARITABLE PURPOSE:  Any charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not for profit, or religious purpose.

CHARITABLE SOLICITATION:  Any request for the donation of money, property or anything of value, or the pledge of a future donation of money, property or anything of value; or the selling or offering for sale of any property, real or personal , tangible or intangible, whether of value or not, including, but not limited to, goods, books, pamphlets, tickets, publications or subscriptions to publication s or brochures, upon the representation, express or implied, that the proceeds of such sale will be used for a "charitable purpose" as such term is herein defined.

COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION:   Seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services of any kind, character or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever; seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals , etc.

PERSON:  Any individual, organization, group, association, partnership, corporation, trust or any combination thereof.

SOLICITATION:  Any "charitable solicitation" or "commercial solicitation", as those terms are defined herein.

SOLICITOR:  Any person who engages in "charitable solicitation" or "commercial solicitation ", as those terms are defined herein.

(2015-M-28: § 1; 2012-M-22: (part); 1970-M-16: § 1; Prior code: § 25.1001)