L.A. Backs Changing Massage Parlor Law | KCET
L.A. Backs Changing Massage Parlor Law
The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution today in support of a state bill giving local entities the ability to regulate massage business.
Assembly Bill 1147 would give local governments the right to approve zoning and land use permits for massage parlors and the ability to crack down on parlors that may be acting as a front for prostitution. Statewide regulatory power over massage parlors currently resides mostly under the California Massage Therapy Council.
"If you take zoning laws away from a local jurisdiction, you tie their hands and they can't serve the public," Council member Bernard Parks told Video News West.
L.A.'s resolution, however, does request a change in AB 1147: to eliminate a provision stopping municipalities from creating local laws prohibiting locked doors at parlors.
Last year, a "Socal Connected" investigation looked at how the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock and the city of Huntington Beach were grappling with enforcing the current law and the issue of prostitution.
Today's resolution passed with an 11-0 vote.
A Q&A session will immediately follow the screening with director/producer Matthew Heineman as well as host and Deadline film critic Pete Hammond.
California history, much like that of America’s, rests on the noblest of deeds, the most nefarious of acts and a sea of grey in between, all driven by the very dreams that fuel boom and bust cycles.
What do performance, genetics, art and feminist media have to do with beauty? UCLA professors J.Ed Araiza, Paul Barber, Marla Berns and Kathleen McHugh ponder "What is Beauty?"
From Cat Neville's "tasteMAKERS" to the tattooing docu-series "Skindigenous," we're offering even more of the food and living shows that you love.