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The Naked Truth Testing the Constitutionality of Zoning and Character Ordinances for Nude Dancing The art of dance has been an avenue of free expression in cultures worldwide since human kind first set foot upon the earth and the culture of the United States is no exception However when the clothes come off and the dancing takes on an exotic nature the constitutional protection of the art form is often called into question In Santa Barbara a two-part ordinance involving the location and character of such establishments has brought to the forefront a fierce new first amendment debate John Meinzer owner of The Pink Flamingo nude dancing parlor has brought before this court an objection to this ordinance claiming that it discriminates against the content of the message he and his dancers are trying to convey After reviewing the facts precedent and all other evidence I argue that both parts of this ordinance fall under the rights of the city under first amendment review to perform its duty in protecting the welfare of its community Under this new ordinance adult entertainment would be permitted but only in areas zoned for commercial and industrial uses No adult entertainment businesses could be allowed within 500 feet of any residential area They could be no closer than 700 feet from any house of worship school park or beach and would have to be at least 1000 feet from each other In this case the amount of distances being specified are not the significant concern Rather the very existence of a restriction comes into question In Renton v Playtime Theatres Inc 1986 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a similar ordinance which stated that no adult motion picture theatre could be located within 1000 feet of any residential zone single or multiple family dwelling church park or school Because the ordinance does not ban the content of adult entertainment it is properly recognized as a content-neutral
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