September 17, 2003

Working for the City

So. LA has banned lapdancing.

Los Angeles City Council passed a measure requiring dancers to stay at least 6 feet away from customers, thus ending lap dancing in the city.

The ordinance, passed unanimously despite stiff opposition from strippers and adult club owners who fear for their livelihood, banned lap dancing and any other kind of bodily contact between dancers and customers in strip clubs, bikini bars and adult bookstores.

OK. I get that. They say they don't want lap dancing. I guess that's their business. But here's the part of the story that got my attention:
the new law, which must be signed by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn before going into effect, requires state-licensed security guards to be on duty at all times.
So what you're telling me is that the city is going to hire people to hang out and watch all of the strippers in the city? All the time? That's their job?

Is it just my suspicious nature, or do you think that money from the security guard union might be behind this ordinance?

Posted by James at September 17, 2003 12:00 PM
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And just imagine if the dancers get too close, I'm sure the guards will be forced to physically enforce the 6 foot rule.

Posted by: Bil at September 17, 2003 12:13 PM

my question is: where do they measure from? The center of mass of the stripper or are the breasts taken into account here? Its something they'll have to discuss

Posted by: Ryan at September 17, 2003 12:18 PM

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