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Is the Porn Industry Going to Move to Pasadena Now?

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On Tuesday, LA County voters passed Measure B, which majorly steps up enforcement and requirements (and associated fees) for condom use on porn sets. The law will be valid in all unincorporated areas and in cities that contract with the county's Department of Public Health--that covers the whole county with just three exceptions: Vernon, Long Beach, and Pasadena (those three cities have their own health departments). And so now the San Fernando Valley-based porn industry is making noises about moving to rich, fancy Pasadena. Record scratch! Pas officials are sounding a little panicky: "The filming of adult motion pictures is not a business Pasadena aspires to or even wants, so if there's a new gap in regulations that needs to be considered, I'd want the [city] council to take a look at that," the mayor tells the Pasadena Sun. (And at first a rep for the city told the Pasadena Star-News that the measure would apply in Pasadena.) The city's film permit manager says that, for now anyway, "Very rarely do we got those kinds of requests." Sure, Pas is pretty close to the Valley, but we think porn should look to Vernon--it's sparsely populated, full of warehouses, and already smells like sausage. Meanwhile, opponents also plan to challenge Measure B in court.
· Pasadena not covered by new condom law [PS]
· Is the Valley Going to Lose the Porn Industry? [Curbed LA]