Brookhaven City Council is scheduled to discuss a new ordinance that would regulate strip clubs at its Jan. 8 meeting.
The city hired Scott Bergthold, an attorney who wrote adult business regulations for surrounding cities such as Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Johns Creek, to help draft Brookhaven’s new ordinance.
On the new city’s first day of operations Dec. 17, City Council voted to adopt all of DeKalb County’s ordinances, including the county’s regulations for adult entertainment establishments.
“We’ve adopted a whole set of ordinances from the county and this is just part of the process of updating them,” Mayor J. Max Davis said. “Ours is going to have the same effect (as DeKalb’s), but be more concisely written with an eye toward constitutionality.”
In December, City Council voted for a one-month moratorium on new business and zoning permits to give the city time to put the infrastructure in place to process applications. The moratorium expires Jan. 17. Davis said the council wants to have its adult business ordinance in place before that time.
“We have to do this now because our moratorium expires on the 17th,” Davis said.
City Council is also planning to appoint a full-time city clerk at the Jan. 8 meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit, 1001 Summit Boulevard.