July 24, 2014
Clark County commissioners have asked their staff to draft a measure to crack down on illegal prostitution in massage parlors.
One county commissioner told the Las Vegas Sun that the ordinance may require new massage parlors to close by 10 p.m. and be 1,500 feet from another massage parlor.
The commissioners are likely to introduce the ordinance next month.
Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Susan Brager say the clustering of massage parlors and late-night hours of operation are a problem.
They also say there are many massage parlor applicants seeking to operate 24 hours a day.
Greg Esposito is a member of a zoning committee in the Paradise area of Las Vegas.
He says many of the massage parlors do business as, quote "light sexual establishments."