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The purpose of this article is to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to minimize and control the negative secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses within the municipality in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the municipality. The provisions of this article have neither the purpose nor the effect of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative materials or communication, including sexually oriented entertainment. Similarly, it is not the purpose nor effect of this article to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented entertainment protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market. Furthermore, it is not the intent or effect of this article to condone or legitimize the distribution or exhibition of entertainment that is obscene.
(Ord. 2000-10-80, passed 10-2-2000; Ord. 2002-05-26, passed 5-20-2002)