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Town eyes restricting adult businesses


April 12, 2023

While historic preservation is a major concern of the Town of La Conner Planning Commission and planning staff are intent on fending off any future character-changing developments that may arise.

Adult businesses locating here is one.

Town planner Michael Davolio and Assistant Planner Ajah Eills have repeatedly cited court decisions ruling those businesses can be regulated but only if specific parameters are on the books prior to permits being sought.

Without regulation beforehand, adult business proposals must be treated the same as other enterprises.

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