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Ordinance Sought To Prevent Adult Businesses From Getting Permits On Valley Roads

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles City Council committee is seeking an ordinance that would prevent permits from being issued to strip clubs, liquor stores and adult businesses along three San Fernando Valley roads.

The Planning and Land Use Management Committee has agreed to have the City Attorney’s Office draft the “interim control ordinance” in the areas of Lankershim Boulevard, between Roscoe Boulevard/Tuxford Street and San Fernando Road; San Fernando Road, between Sunland Boulevard and Branford Street; and Sepulveda Boulevard, from Oxnard Street to Rayen Street.

Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council President Mike O’Gara called the plan “very necessary” to support police efforts to crack down on prostitution-related crime in the area.

Massage parlors, dancehalls and topless bars would also be prevented from getting permits by the temporary ordinance, which would become effective immediately and remain in place for 45 days if approved by the full City Council.

The ordinance could be extended for an additional two years while more permanent regulations are developed.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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