Residents, business owners speak out against sex business zoning in Gregory Lane Business Park

(Jackson, Wyo.) - At last night's Town Council meeting, the sex business zoning ordinance was up for discussion on second reading. Adult entertainment businesses and sexually oriented businesses are classified as a business that is part of the sex industry, such as sites of erotic performance and erotic paraphernalia stores. This issue of Jackson's current regulations on adult entertainment businesses were brought up by Town Attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis because they are currently in conflict with the U.S. supreme Court rulings. "It is a first amendment right that is protected," said Cohen-Davis. After passing the first reading, several business owners and a local residents spoke against allowing sex businesses in the Gregory Lane Business Park. "I agree these steps and regulations need to be taken by the Town, however, I strongly feel that Gregory Lane, Martin Lane Business Park is not the place for this type of business. The Gregory Lane, Martin Lane Business Park is surrounded by schools, a skate park, sports fields, residential area, bike paths, and family friendly businesses such as pet stores," said one business owner during last night's meeting. "I think that this is the wrong place for this, I feel very strongly about that," said one local father during the meeting. "It is not an invitation, we are not encouraging this in any way," said Councilman Jim Stanford. Mayor Sara Flitner made a motion to continue the conversation to the next meeting and the council voted unanimously to continue the issue. *Feature Photo: A man speaks against the sex business ordinance at last night's meeting. Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news