DISCLAIMER

 

05-041-O (AS AMENDED)

 

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5-21 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; LICENSING OF ADULT BOOK STORES.

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Section 5-21 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5-21. Licenses not to be issued in certain places.

     No license for the ownership or operation of an adult book store shall be issued within the following areas:

     (a)  Within 400 600 feet of a church, school, or public park or building in which programmed, scheduled or supervised educational activity, recreational activity, religious training, behavioral guidance/correction activity or personal guidance counseling is regularly provided to children 12 years of age or younger;

     (b)  Within 250 600 feet of a residential zone;

     (c)  In an area that is within or fronts on public skywalk;

     (d)  Within 400 feet of a pedestrian plaza.

     For purposes of this Section, distance shall be measured from the center of the closest doorway giving ingress or egress to the adult book store along a straight line to the closest boundary of the property upon which is located the building thing to which the measurement is made.

     Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance reasonably increases the buffer zone between sex-oriented businesses and areas that are likely to be adversely affected by their presence.