ORANGE PARK, Fla.-- Sex may sell, but for years it hasn't in Clay County. Right now if you want to buy naughty knickknacks, you have to get them in Duval or St. Johns counties where so called "sex shops" are legal.
Zoning laws don't address adult shops in Clay County and neighbors who live in the quiet area want to keep it that way.
"Too much of a residential area," said neighbor Dana Johnson.
Like it or not, that could soon change. Action News pulled a memo from Clay's Department of Economic Development Services revealing that the county is drafting an ordinance that will allow the operation of adult entertainment shops.
Neighbors like Johnson who moved to Clay County for peace and quiet don't think the idea is very sexy at all.
"I think that's something that they should kind of keep downtown," he said. "I don't think it belongs in Clay County at all."
Others argue that as scandalous as they may sound, they may be good for the area.
"It's a trying economic time for everybody and if it's a way somebody can bring another business into Jacksonville and allow some people to have a job then I don't understand why Clay County would deny it," said neighbor Gena McGuire.
The proposed ordinance is still being drafted. It would allow adult shops only in heavy industrial and business zoning areas.