The board had been poised to either grandfather in 13 so-called novelty stores and absolve them of any fines or penalties, or allow the city to continue to crack down on their operations. The board delayed a vote to allow an attorney for several shops to collect records he says will show his clients had operated as T-shirt shops for years without any interference from code enforcement officers.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...