Living In Lynn Reports On Yet Another Blow To Freedom Of Expression

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wait, did this really happen!?

I’m usually neutral on Lynn Happens. If anything, I’m pro-arts and pro-nightlife over there. I reserve most of my opinions for this blog. Last night’s City Council meeting pushed one of my buttons, so here I go.
An amendment was added to an over-reaching adult entertainment ordinance in order to quell some fears artists and area residents such as myself had about some of the over-reaching parts of the ordinance inadvertently impacting the arts. Just to zone them out of existence and deny them alcohol licenses would have been sufficient, but it took things a bit too far. In an attempt to compromise, an amendment was proposed that any artistic expression that crosses some sort of line, wherever that is, can apply for a permit for a fee of $175.

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