Happy ending for massage parlors in Santa Ana

The Santa Ana “City Council voted this week to relax the ban on new massage parlors. But council members also adopted new restrictions designed to give the city a greater say over the location and operation of massage parlors,” according to the O.C. Register.

The obvious question is why didn’t the City of Santa Ana do this in the first place – particularly when a similar program has been working quite well in the neighboring City of Orange for some time?

Is it just me or is it generally amateur hour at the Santa Ana City Hall?

“New parlors can only open in commercial areas, cannot be within 1,000 feet of other massage parlors or adult businesses and cannot stay open later than 10 p.m. Massage technicians will need either a city or a state license; and to get a city license, they’ll have to pass a city-sponsored test.”

Of course now that the City of Santa Ana has ended their ban on massage parlors, no one has the money to open any new massage parlors…

But a new “Massage Envy” franchise just opened north of the City Place – in the City of Orange, naturally.  Let’s see if anyone tries to open up shop in crime-ridden Santa Ana…

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