Regulating Sexually Oriented Businesses in Compliance with First Amendment Protections

APA Alaska Chapter


Tuesday, November 17, 2015
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. AKST

CM | 1

Add to My Log


This Session will discuss the complexities of regulating Sexually Oriented Businesses (SOBs) as "free speech" under the First Amendment. The focus will be on how local communities can meet the legal tests outlined in US Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court and other case law to provide for freedom of expression while addressing community concerns related to these businesses. The case study of regulating SOB’s in the Fairbanks area will be used as an example.




Kellen Spillman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Kellen Spillman is currently the Deputy Director of Community Planning at the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB). Kellen has been a planner in the Fairbanks area for 7 years, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and holds a master’s degree in City and Metropolitan ... Read More

Diana Nelson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Diana Christine Nelson has been the Director of the Community Planning Department for the Fairbanks North Star Borough since 2014. Christine has been visiting Alaska regularly since 1974 and also worked 2 years as the Planning Director for the Matanuska Susitna Borough. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology ... Read More