Arizona Court of Appeals: Residents’ personal knowledge and experience adequately supported denial of SOB use permit
Treulich’s Plaza, LLC v. City of Phoenix, No. 1 CA-CV 09-0025, 2009 WL 4981478 (Ariz. App. Div. 1, Dec. 22, 2009)
84 Video/Newsstand, Inc., et al. v Thomas Sartini, et al., No. 1:07cv3190 (N.D. Ohio, June 22, 2009)
Ohio district judge upholds no-touch and hours of operation provisions against First Amendment challenges.
Crime Impact Studies by Municipal and State Governments on Harmful Secondary Effects of Sexually Oriented Businesses.
Brian A. Weber, Dodge City Commissioner, Daily Globe, June 13, 2008: “I raise the question that if such businesses do in fact promote negative secondary effects, and if such effects would logically occur in our community, how is it not the responsibility of this community to be proactive in addressing this issue?”
Saratoga Springs Planning Board: “The Mayor has specifically asked that the Planning Board “undertake a study of the potential secondary effects of adult uses in the City and produce recommendations for amendments to the City Code for the suitable siting, land use and zoning standards and controls therefore.”
Patrick A. Trueman: “Sexually oriented businesses, commonly referred to as SOBs, are rapidly proliferating throughout America. There are many reasons for this, high profit, lax law enforcement, low skill level needed for management and employees, etc. But, there is one predominant reason for the proliferation. It is the green light given SOBs by counties and communities throughout America. That green light is the lack of proper zoning and licensing requirements for such businesses.”
Scottish Ministers’ Adult Entertainment Working Group: “On 24 March 2005, Scottish Ministers set up a Working Group on Adult Entertainment to review the scope and impact of adult entertainment activity and make recommendations to Ministers on the way forward.”
September 2004: Survey of Appraisers, Ft. Worth and Dallas, Effects of Land Uses on Surrounding Property Values
Duncan Associates: “This study consisted of a survey of MAI and SRA real estate appraisers in Fort Worth and Dallas. There have been earlier surveys of real estate appraisers and professionals regarding this subject, including those incorporated in studies for Indianapolis, Indiana, Austin, Texas, Garden Grove, California, and Rochester, New York.”
Alliance Defense Fund: “Drafting and defending ordinances that regulate sexually oriented businesses is a complicated legal task that requires not only an understanding of current adult business case law, but also a thorough comprehension of the time, place, and manner doctrine of the First Amendment.”
March 1998: A Report on the Secondary Impacts of Adult Use Businesses in the City of Denver, Colorado
Report on the Secondary Impacts of Adult Use Businesses: “These studies have found such businesses to cause negative secondary impacts to nearby properties and neighborhoods, including criminal activity, litter, noise, traffic problems and depreciation in property values.”