9.64.010   Purpose.
   A.   The intent of this chapter is to regulate adult oriented businesses which, because of their very nature, are believed to have significant adverse secondary effects on the community which include, but are not limited to: depreciated property values and increased vacancies in residential and commercial areas in the vicinity of the adult oriented businesses; higher crime rates; noise; debris or vandalism in the vicinity of adult oriented businesses; and blighting conditions such as low level maintenance of commercial premises and parking lots which thereby have a deleterious effect upon adjacent areas. Special regulation of these uses is necessary to ensure that these adverse effects will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of the neighborhoods near the adult oriented businesses. It is neither the intent, nor effect of this chapter to impose limitations or restrictions on the content of any communicative material. Similarly, it is neither the intent, nor effect of this chapter to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials or merchandise protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors or exhibitors of adult oriented businesses to their intended market.
   B.   Nothing in this section is intended to authorize, legalize or permit the establishment, operation or maintenance of any business, building or use which violates any city ordinance or any statute of the state of California regarding public nuisances, unlawful exposure, sexual conduct, lewdness or obscene or harmful matter or the exhibition or public display thereof.
(Ord. 2004-07-1334 § 4: Ord. 2003-07-1320 § 2: Ord. 2003-05-1317 § 2)