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Chapter 10. Public Peace and Good Order

Sec. 10-131. Obstructing streets and sidewalks prohibited.

(1) Generally. No person shall stand, sit, loaf, loiter or engage in any sport or exercise on any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground within the city in such manner as to prevent or obstruct the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic thereon or to prevent or hinder free ingress to or egress from any place of business or amusement or any church, public hall or meeting place.

(2) Obstruction of entryways by loitering. No person shall loiter upon the public streets, private driveways or sidewalks or in adjacent doorways or entrances so as to obstruct the free entry of persons to the adjacent property, driveways, or other entrances to such property. It shall be an offense under this subsection for a person to refuse to discontinue such loitering after being requested to do so by a police officer.

(3) Loitering in places of public assembly or use. No person shall by loitering interfere with the free use of any place of public assembly or public use by others using such place of public assembly. It shall be an offense under this subsection for a person to refuse to discontinue such loitering after a request to do so by a police officer or by the person in charge of the place of public assembly.

(4) Loitering on private premises without invitation. No person shall loiter on any private premises without invitation from the owner or occupant. It shall be an offense under this subsection for a person to refuse to discontinue such loitering after being requested to do so by a police officer or by the owner or occupant.

(Code 1982, 9.05)