The Los Angeles Police Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed ordinance that would ban contact between dancers and strip club patrons. …
Los Angeles police are having difficulty enforcing a “no-touch” rule passed by the City Council in 2003 because the measure does not establish a specific distance that dancers must maintain from strip club patrons.
The city’s current Adult Entertainment Ordinance, adopted Jan. 11, 2004, requires strip club patrons to be 18 years or older and calls for state-certified security guards to work at the venues. Strip clubs must also undergo annual Police Commission permit reviews. In addition, private viewing booths are banned.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in June upheld a La Habra city ordinance that requires dancers to perform at least 2 feet away from strip club patrons and prohibits physical contact.
The court said it upheld the La Habra ordinance because it decreased the exchange of drugs and money at strip clubs.
What’s the point of going to a strip club if you can’t get lap dances?