Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What to do about the Strip Club

As you may know, Scott Greenwald's company has filed a Federal lawsuit claiming that the city is violating the First Amendment by regulating Adult Businesses differently than other kinds of businesses.

The city is now in a position of defending in court the right to control where and under what circumstances North Bay Village can set restrictions on strip clubs. While I believe that the city does have that right, and the courts have consistently found that cities are allowed to add regulations specific to this type of business, if the city doesn't mount a strong defense, Greenwald could win.

A strip club will go up adjacent to a child care center, a school and anchoring our waterfront.

I urge you to write to our commissioners and insist that the city defend against this. Their addresses are here:

Connie Leon-Kreps:
Stuart Blumberg:
Richard Chervony:
Eddie Lim:
Paul Vogel:

And copy the city manager Dennis Kelly

I'll keep you informed as I know things.

Kevin Vericker
April 18, 2012

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