It is the intent of this chapter to regulate adult businesses, to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Santa Clarita and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the deleterious effects of adult businesses from occurring within the City of Santa Clarita. It is neither the intent nor the effect of this chapter to impose limitations or restrictions on the content of any communicative material. Similarly, it is neither the intent nor the effect of this chapter to restrict or deny access by adults to sex-oriented materials or to deny access by the distributors or exhibitors of sex-oriented material to their intended market.
Nothing in this chapter is intended to authorize, legalize or license the establishment, operation or maintenance of any business, building or use which violates any City ordinance or any statute of the State of California regarding public nuisances, unlawful or indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewdness or obscene or harmful matter or the exhibition or public display thereof.
An adult bookstore does not include an establishment that sells books or periodicals as an incidental or accessory part of its principal; stock-in-trade and does not devote more than fifteen 15 percent of the total floor area of the establishment to the sale of adult only books and periodicals. This definition does not apply, nor shall be interpreted to apply, to any business conducted, operated by or employing licensed chiropractors, licensed physicians, licensed physical therapists, licensed psychologists, licensed social workers or licensed marriage and family counselors when performing functions under or pursuant to the respective license held.
Offers accommodations to the public for any form of consideration; provides patrons with closed circuit television transmissions or other medium, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproduction which are characterized or distinguished by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas and has a sign visible from the public right-of-way which advertises the availability of this adult type of photographic reproduction; or 2.
Offers or advertises a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than ten 10 hours in a twenty-four 24 hour period; or, 3.
Allows a tenant or occupant of a sleeping room to sub-rent the room for a period of time that is less than ten 10 hours in a twenty-four 24 hour period. Adult tanning salon or parlor shall also include a business establishment where a patron and an employee or independent contractor thereof of the establishment are nude or expose specified anatomical areas. An adult tanning salon or parlor shall also include a business establishment where the employees or independent contractors thereof are nude or expose specified anatomical areas.
The opening or commencement of any such business as a new business; or 2. The conversion of an existing business, whether or not an adult business, to any of the adult businesses defined in this chapter; or 3. The addition of any of the adult businesses defined in this code to any other existing adult businesses; or 4. No private viewing areas shall be established, maintained, or authorized, and there shall be no doors, curtains, stalls, or other enclosures creating a private viewing area.
The definition of adult business shall not include the practice of massage in any licensed physician, surgeon, chiropractor or osteopath, nor by any nurse or technician working under the supervision of a licensed physician, surgeon, chiropractor or osteopath, nor by trainers for any amateur, semiprofessional or professional athlete or athletic team or school athletic program. Devoting more than fifteen 15 percent of total display area to the display of sex-oriented merchandise or sex-oriented material; or 2.
Presenting any type of live entertainment characterized by an emphasis on specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, or performers, models or employees appearing in public in lingerie on any ten or more separate or consecutive days within any thirty day period; or 3.
Deriving at least fifty 50 percent of gross receipts from the sale, trade, display or presentation of services, products, or entertainment which are characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas. School includes the school grounds, but does not include the facilities used primarily for another purpose and only incidentally as a school.
This definition does not include an establishment where a medical practitioner, psychologist, psychiatrist or similar professional person licensed by the State of California engages in sexual therapy. For the purposes of these regulations, sexual encounter establishment shall include massage or rap parlor and other similar establishments. Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus, or female breasts below a point immediately above the top of the areolae; or 2.
Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered. The fondling or other touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus, or female breasts; or 2. Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation or sodomy; or 3.
Masturbation, actual or simulated; or 4. Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in subsection 1 through 3 of this definition.
The sale, lease or sublease of the business; or 2. The transfer of securities which constitute a controlling interest in the business, whether by sale, exchange or similar means; or 3.
The establishment of a trust, gift or other similar legal device which transfers ownership or control of the business, except for transfer by bequest or other operation of law upon the death of a person possessing the ownership or control. Adult motion picture arcade;.