What is aggressive begging?
Aggressive begging is illegal and Everett Municipal Code 9.52 states that a person commits this offense if he or she begs in a manner that intentionally hinders or obstructs the free passage of any person in a public place; or by words or actions, begs with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods.

To “hinder or obstruct” means to walk, stand, sit or lie in such a manner as to block or attempt to block or restrict passage by others or to require persons approaching to take evasive action to avoid physical contact whereas “intimidation” is engaging in conduct that would make a reasonable person fearful or feel compelled.

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1. What is begging?
2. What is aggressive begging?
3. What is trespassing?
4. What is loitering?
5. What is unlawful camping?
6. What conduct is allowed when begging?
7. What conduct is NOT allowed when begging?
8. What do I do if confronted by an aggressive beggar?
9. What are the penalties of aggressive begging?
10. What do I do if I’m uncomfortable, but am not threatened?
11. Where is public property?
12. Can people block the sidewalk?
13. Can people sit or lay on the sidewalk?
14. If I’m a business owner, what do I do if someone is behaving irrationally or intimidating my customers?
15. If I’m a business owner, what do I do if someone is sleeping in a doorway?
16. If I’m a business owner, what do I do if there are unauthorized people on my property?
17. What is the police department doing to address these issues?
18. How can I help?
19. Is there additional information on panhandling?
20. Is there additional information on trespassing?