ARCADIA — Threatened with a lawsuit, the City Council voted Tuesday night to revise an ordinance that had prevented strip clubs in Arcadia, officials said.
An 11-year-old ordinance barred any such club within 750 feet of a residential area, which effectively kept them out of the city, Councilman Roger Chandler said.
But recent Supreme Court rulings have found cities must have a zone where such clubs can exist, he said.
"The truth of the matter is we were brought to the harsh realization that you can't go against the law of the land," Chandler said.
Attorney Roger Jon Diamond, who represented two men proposing a club, said the vote saved taxpayers' money. He said cities routinely fight such businesses and lose.