Adult business ordinance walks fine line between regulation, First Amendment
Monday, July 11, 2011
Some residents who oppose Cirilla’s, a new store in Jefferson City, have questioned how the city could give a business license to a store that sells sex toys and X-rated movies, among other things.
The answer lies in a chapter of City Code that was enacted by the City Council in 1996.
Before 1996, Jefferson City and other cities regulated strip clubs through liquor licenses, but then the concept of “juice bars” began to ....