§ 26-251. Purpose and intent.  


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  • (a)

    It is the purpose of this article to regulate sexually oriented businesses to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the citizens of the city; to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the concentration of sexually oriented businesses within the city; and to minimize the deleterious secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses both inside such businesses and outside in the surrounding communities. The provisions of this article have neither the purpose nor effect of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative materials or performances, including sexually oriented materials and performances. Similarly, it is neither the intent nor effect of this article to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials and performances protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market.

    (b)

    It is the intent of the city council that this article is promulgated pursuant to V.T.C.A. Local Government Code, ch. 243, as amended.

    (c)

    A license, permit, or decal granted under this article or under any other city ordinance does not authorize or legalize any conduct, activity, or business that is illegal under state or federal law.

(Ord. No. O-01-15 , § I, 1-12-2015)