Topeka City Council to consider public nudity ban

? The Topeka City Council is set to consider a ban on nudity in public places after a nude man strolled down city streets last week.

Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla requested the proposal be placed on the Sept. 9 agenda.

The Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department say the act is legal. State law only prohibits public nudity “in the context of sexual arousal.”

De La Isla says she received calls from worried constituents. She says no one wants their kids “exposed to naked people.”

The council last considered a public nudity ban in 2005. That proposal wasn’t seconded and died without a vote.