The City Council makes the following findings regarding the need to license . The findings are based upon the experiences of other cities where such businesses have located, as studied by a staff committee.
   (a)    can contribute to an increase in criminal activity in the area in which such businesses are located, taxing crime-prevention programs and law enforcement services.
   (b)    can be used as fronts for prostitution and other criminal activity. The experience of other cities indicates that the proper management and operation of such businesses can, however, minimize this risk, provided the owners and operators of such facilities are regulated by licensing or other procedures.
   (c)    can increase the risk of exposure to communicable diseases. Experiences of other cities indicate that such businesses can facilitate the spread of communicable diseases by virtue of the design and use of the premises, thereby endangering not only the patrons of such establishments but also the general public.
   (d)    can cause or contribute to public health problems by the presence of live adult entertainment in conjunction with food and/or drink on the same premises.
   (e)   A licensing and regulatory scheme as prescribed herein can facilitate the enforcement of the “anti-blight” regulations in Chapter 19 or 21 of this code and can aid in monitoring for adverse secondary effects on the community.
   (f)   The risk of criminal activity and/or public health problems can be minimized through a licensing and regulatory scheme as prescribed herein.
(1958 Code, § 142.15)  (Ord. 69-100, passed 12-22-1969; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.16; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; amended by Ord. 2010-1, passed 1-4-2010; Ord. 2018-22, passed 7-23-2018)