That moratorium will be in place until the city can change zoning to require new massage-therapy businesses to get a special use permit from the city before they open, said Alderman Michael May, who spearheaded the city's stronger approach to massage parlors. A special-use milwaukee massage parlors it easier and faster for the city to intervene if unsavory things are happening, there, milwaaukee said.
Right now, the process can take a year for the city to catch a business doing something and then the city has to go to court to take milwaukee massage parlors the occupancy permit. Police Chief Patrick Mitchell supported the switch to special use: A public hearing will probably be held masssage October on zoning changes milwaukee massage parlors special use permits, May said.
The special-use requirement would apply only to new massage therapy businesses, he said. Current massage businesses would be exempt.
Both massage parlors where West Allis police made the arrests on Aug. Both came under scrutiny because citizens alerted May.
One person called about Asian Massage Parlor, S. Greenfield Ave.
Members of the special investigation unit conducted an undercover prboe leading to arrests and citations. They acted very quickly," May said. They jumped on it.
Another part of the city's effort to rein in massage parlors is to start working with state legislators to see if cities can get milwaukeee stronger hand in dealing with businesses that are not operating properly, May said.