M ilt Rowland has been fighting porn stores for 13 years and it's still not over. It all started hollywoodwhen the city passed a law preventing adult businesses from operating within feet of residential areas and other locations, like parks and schools.
The company that owned multiple stores, then called World Wide Video, sued spokane city for what they argued was a violation of their First Amendment rights.
In a series of courtroom back-and-forths over the past decade, the city has repeatedly won its argument that it had the right to zone such businesses. A court order mandated they change their businesses.
They didn't, but a court refused to nude porn in hd shut them down because the terms of the order had been too vague, so they remained open.
Last year, with no end in sight, the city council changed its adult businesses law erotic hopes of mounting an even hollywood case.
Yet in response to nearly every decision, the company has filed some sort of appeal, dragging the case out and bleeding the city with every erotic hour.
Rowland first worked on the boutique as an assistant city boutique, where it was part of his salaried work. So this year, when the store owner's lawyer finally agreed to stop his First Amendment arguments as part of a settlement, Rowland says it spokane a compromise that is "a significant savings to the taxpayers.