"Whether you agree or disagree with adult entertainment, it's a freedom-of-speech issue," Bowen said. "But we can put certain restrictions on it."
According to the ordinance, a property may be used as an adult entertainment business provided it is not within 1,500 feet of a school, park, child day care center, church, house of worship or another adult entertainment business.
The primary purpose adult entertainment regulation is being brought up is to identify where the business can be located,
There is some confusion about the ordinance, Miller said.
"It looks as though we're approving an ordinance to allow this; if someone wants to open such a business, there's no way to stop it," Miller said. "It's a constitutional right. We want to be restrictive. We're not encouraging it."
"Can that 1,500 feet be adjusted to 5,000 feet?" O'Connor said.
The 1,500-foot setback for adult entertainment business has gone through court review, Miller said.
"Well, can it be 2,500 feet?" O'Connor said.
"Just remember, we can't outlaw it completely," Miller said. "Nothing exists in our codes to deal with it. That's why we're addressing it."
Nobody has proposed or suggested an adult entertainment business in
A public hearing will be scheduled to discuss the ordinance.
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"It helps keep water and sewer increases lower than they have to be, and it's great for the environment," Bowen said.
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