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(A) There is convincing documented evidence that sexually oriented businesses, because of their very nature, have a deleterious effect on both the existing businesses around them and the surrounding residential areas adjacent to them; and have serious, harmful, negative, and objectionable operational characteristics, particularly when they are located in close proximity to each other.
(B) It is not the intent of this subchapter to suppress any activity protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution or Article I, § 5 of the State Constitution of 1963, but to enact content-neutral regulations which address the adverse secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the city.
(C) The city recognizes that state and federal law prohibit the distribution of obscene materials and expects and encourages state enforcement officials to enforce state and federal obscenity statutes against any such illegal activities that may occur within the city.
(Ord. 02-05, passed 8-5-2002)