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ORDINANCE NO. 2000 - 21 <br />• <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH AMENDING CHAPTER 6.96 OF THE <br />NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO <br />ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS. <br />WHEREAS, the City is empowered to enact regulatory ordinances protecting and <br />promoting the general welfare, health, and safety of the citizens of the City of Newport <br />Beach pursuant to its Charter and the Constitution and general laws of the State of <br />California; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted Ordinance 94 -27 which added Chapter <br />5.96 to the Newport Beach Municipal Code to provide for licensing and regulation of adult <br />entertainment establishments, including establishments which provide live topless, nude, <br />• and /or sexually oriented entertainment; and <br />WHEREAS, in adopting Ordinance 94 -27, the City Council has found that <br />businesses which provide sexually oriented entertainment, if unregulated will cause an <br />increase in criminal activities and other negative secondary impacts in surrounding areas; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, adult businesses which offer live topless, nude, or sexually oriented <br />entertainment may be used by customers for the purpose of engaging in certain illegal <br />sexual activity or sexual acts, and the potential for that illegal activity may be minimized <br />by regulations which maintain a distance or barrier between nude or partially nude <br />performs and patrons, prohibit patrons from directly paying performers, and provide for <br />• public view of all rooms or areas where performances are to be conducted; and <br />