§ 110.01  AUTHORITY.
   (A)   This chapter is adopted pursuant to and in conformity with Tex. Loc. Gov't Code, Ch. 243, as amended.
   (B)   It is the purpose of the City Council to exercise its police power, as established under Tex. Loc. Gov't Code, Ch. 243, to establish reasonable and uniform regulation of sexually-oriented businesses to promote and protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city and to prohibit business activities which merely serve as a front for activities prohibited by the Texas Penal Code, including, but not limited to, prostitution and the promotion of prostitution.
   (C)   The provisions of these regulations have neither the intent nor the effect of imposing limits or restrictions on the content of any communicative material, including sexually-oriented material; nor is it the intent or effect of this regulation to restrict or deny adults access to sexually-oriented material protected by the First Amendment.
   (D)   These regulations do not legalize anything prohibited under the Texas Penal Code and any other law or regulation.
(Ord. 02-0521, passed 5-21-2002)