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Bryan Council Gives Preliminary Approval to New Tattoo Business Regulations

The Bryan City Council gave first round approval Tuesday night to proposed changes in regulating tattoo businesses.

Final action will take place in two weeks following the 6-1 vote.

Richard Cortez represents the district where Arsenal Tattoo wants to move to 26th and Sims.

BryCoun070913tattooRC.mp3Comments from Richard Cortez.

Paul Madison joined Cortez earlier this year calling on the Planning and Zoning Commission to reconsider its original opposition.

BryCoun070913tattooPM.mp3Comments from Paul Madison.

Art Hughes cast the lone no vote, saying he was against tattoo shops downtown.

BryCoun070913tattooArt.mp3Comments from Art Hughes.

Ann Horton, while philosophically opposed, says she supports the plans of Arsenal Tattoo owner Cliff Collard.

BryCoun070913tattooAnn.mp3Comments from Ann Horton.

Because the proposed regulations call for spacing tattoo businesses a minimum one mile, there will only be one in the downtown area.

The council will take final action in two weeks on the P&Z recommendations.

Applicants, including Collard, will have to apply for a conditional use permit for any new tattoo shops.

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Posted by on Jul 10 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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