The City Council finds that the commercial exploitation of explicit sexual conduct through the public exhibition of lewd films, and the sale of obscene publications, constitutes a debasement and distortion of a sensitive key relationship of human existence, central to family life, community welfare and the development of human personality; that such exploitation is indecent and offensive to the senses and to public morals and interferes with the interest of the public in the quality of life and debases total community environment, the commerce in the city, property values, and the public safety; and that the continuation of such activities is detrimental to the public peace, health, safety, good morals and general welfare of the city, and of the residents, citizens, inhabitants and business thereof. Pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code §§ 38771, 38773 and 38773.5, Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 731, and Cal. Civ. Code §§ 3479, 3480, 3491 and 3494, the Council hereby declares such activities to be public nuisances, and herein establishes procedures for abatement thereof. This chapter shall apply to existing establishments which are presently engaged in the activities herein declared to be public nuisances as well as those which may be commenced in the future.
('86 Code, § 9.94.010) (Ord. 3656, passed  - - )