Entertainment Ordinance - We need your help
My name is Marilyn Sanchez, and I am writing this because you are
leaders in your respective Neighborhoods. We are a relatively small
group of concerned neighbors who have been negatively impacted by
the Adult Entertainment Industry and we have a tremendous opportunity
to step up to the plate and do something positive for our City.
This is regarding the ordinance which has been highly publicized
in the newspapers and on television.
The Adult Entertainment Industry has been able to threaten the community
and the City leadership while hiding behind the veil of the First
Amendment. Under the First Amendment they have a right to exist
as a business. What they don't have the right to do is negatively
effect our safety or our quality of life. They have done both. According
to the cities that have done studies on the effects of Adult Entertainment
establishments, they do, in fact, negatively affect us. This is
why the laws regarding them have been changing.
We now have an opportunity, with the proposed ordinance, to help
mitigate their effects on the people of Los Angeles. The attorneys
for the Adult Entertainment Industry would have you believe that
this ordinance would put 10,000 dancers and scores of establishments
out of business. This is absolutely not the case. This ordinance
merely puts much needed rules, regulations and restrictions on an
industry that up until now, has been able to run rampant. Every
other industry has rules and regulations they must follow, this
industry should be no different.
What do we need you to do? JOIN US!!!
You can do this in a couple of ways. First, we need you to sign
a petition I'll be happy to forward by email, and get others to
do the same (especially those who are involved in other organizations).
We need as many completed petitions as possible to show that the
concern is a City wide concern not merely a local one, so your address
on the petition is vital. The address to send completed petitions
to is written at the bottom of the petition. We do need these returned
timely because there will be a hearing shortly.
Second, there was a request by Jan Perry, CD-9, that there be a
joint meeting of the Safety Committee with the Planning and Land
Use Management Committee. The exact meeting date has not been set
but they are talking about August 11th or 12th. If possible, please
attend this meeting and voice your concerns about the negative effects
of the club and how necessary the ordinance is.
Third, please attend the full City Council meeting when it comes
up on the agenda and either be prepared to speak or at the very
least, fill out a speaker card indicating that you are in full support
of this ordinance. That date will be set after the joint Committee
meeting has been held. Just ask me, and I will let you know of both
of these dates once they are confirmed.
Feel free to tell anyone you feel would be supportive of our cause
about this letter. If you have any questions, feel free to email
me. Unfortunately, the full proposed ordinance is not available
Thank you for your time. See you at the hearing.
PS: Here is my email address. Feel free to write me to request a
copy of the petition, add yourself to our Adult
Entertainment Ordinance information
list, or to ask any questions you'd like: