It is the purpose of this subchapter to regulate sexually oriented businesses and related activities to promote and ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city, and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the deleterious effects of sexually oriented businesses within the city.  The provisions of this subchapter do not have the purpose of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative material, including sexually oriented materials. Similarly, it is not the intent of this subchapter to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, and Article I, § 5 of the State Constitution of 1963, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market.  Neither is it the intent of this subchapter to condone or legitimize the distribution of obscene materials.
(Ord. 02-05, passed 8-5-2002)