Photo by Words, via Shutterstock San Jose may lift a moratorium on new massage parlors after a year-long crackdown purged most shops with suspected ties to prostitution and human trafficking.
The City Council on Tuesday will consider the proposal by the San Jose Police Department, which in the past year has shuttered all but 45 of massage parlors identified as hubs for transactional sex. 50 escorts Washington, D. C. heightened enforcement stems from a state law that gave cities more control over massage parlor regulation.
San Jose enacted an ordinance in requiring such establishments to obtain licensing from the city and undergo thorough inspections. When Levittown ont personals Jose toughened its rules two years ago, police had identified known massage businesses and issued warning letters to suspected of illicit activity.
The written notices, however, had little effect. In January Popular dating sites in Newport Beach year, anti-human trafficking nonprofit Polaris released a study based on open-source networks that cited Santa Clara County—and San Jose in particular—as a hotspot for illicit massage businesses with the third highest concentration of all counties nationwide.
Within the next month, the city began reaching out to landlords to show them online reviews from sex buyers about Grand sukhumvit hotel Milwaukee guest friendly lessees while police ramped up undercover stings. Since the start of this year, the city has completed landlord education meetings and 60 covert investigations that resulted in the closure of illicit shops.
Since Julycode enforcement officials conducted inspections with some businesses inspected more than onceissued compliance orders and citations. Impact has been measured by the of businesses applying for licensing, according to SJPD.
The of permit applications soared from just four in to 67 this year to date. By the latest tally, just 19 shops are permitted to Bridgeport girl sara massage services after seven lost their s because of illegal activity.
The crackdown has been a boon for legal massage businesses, which have been able to charge more in response to higher demand. Cheap housing new North Port hope that as we continue to close Milpitas eros massage establishments, we collaborate with our community partners and the County of Santa Clara to find resources for the victims and develop a successful path forward.
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