Palo Alto to seek 'lighter' changes to massage law Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:17 am
Palo Alto is backing away from a controversial proposal to require massage establishments to keep records of all their customers after several business owners and council members said Tuesday night that the new rule would goes too far.
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Posted by Tom, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:17 am
> Charles Cullen, the department's technical services director, told]
> the committee that if the city doesn't revise its ordinance, it
> would have to repeal its existing one because the ordinance
> currently on the books does not comply with state law.
And just what does the police department's technical services director know about state law, or local ordinances, concerning massage parlors? Was the police department so devoid of arguments that they had to bring in "bodies" to make their case?
It's a shame that the committee members didn't ask Mr. Cullen just what his expertise might be in this area.
Posted by Happy Hooker, a resident of Menlo Park, on Apr 14, 2012 at 8:11 am
I don't think Palo Alto is a good place for me to open my illicit massage business. The Palo Alto police clearly have too much time on their hands. They get one complaint a year for 10 years and it gets their knickers in a twist.
And if the State of California wants some law, why don't they just pass it themselves, rather than somehow burden all 58 counties and 482 cities and expect them to create a bunch of new laws.