For at least another year, city officials will not process applications to establish massage parlors, adult bookstores, strip joints and other adult businesses in the city.
The City Council Monday decided to extend until Aug. 7, 1995, a temporary ordinance that provides for a moratorium on adult businesses.
It is the second time that the ordinance, originally passed on Aug. 9, 1993, has been extended. City Atty. Thomas W. Allen said Monday that he is still conducting surveys of neighboring cities to determine the effect of adult businesses on those communities while preparing a permanent ordinance. This is the final extension permitted by law. The permanent ordinance likely would contain similar restrictions.
He said that the ordinance is not intended to limit or restrict adult-oriented materials, which are protected by the U.S. and California constitutions.