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(a) Purpose. It is the purpose of this chapter to regulate adult entertainment businesses in order to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the citizens of the City, and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the deleterious location and concentration of adult entertainment businesses within the City. The provisions of this chapter do not have the purpose or effect of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative materials, including sexually oriented materials. Further, it is not the intent of this chapter to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment of their intended market. Neither is it the intent nor effect of this chapter to condone or legitimize the distribution of obscene material.
(b) Findings. Council has received substantial evidence concerning the adverse secondary effects of adult uses on a community findings incorporated in the cases of City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc., 475 U.S. 41 (1986), Young V. American Mini Theaters, 426 U.S. 50 (1976) and Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc., 501 U.S. 560 (1991), and on studies in other communities, including, but not limited to Phoenix, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; Garden Grove, California; Los Angeles, California; Whittier, California; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota; New York, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Austin, Texas; Beaumont, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Seattle, Washington.
(Ord. 71-98. Passed 4-27-98.)