Proposed Changes to Massage Establishments (Updated April 14, 2023)
On April 13, 2023, the City Council reviewed proposed updates to the licensing regulations of massage establishments. The City Council did not take action on the proposal and asked staff to return at a later date. Then next hearing date has not been scheduled.
The City has seen nearly a 100% increase in the number of massage establishments since 2019. Due to the potential for unlawful activity that impacts surrounding neighborhoods and the potential for human trafficking to occur in massage establishments, the City is proposing a reasonable standard in capping the number of massage establishments allowed to operate in Citrus Heights. Limiting the number of massage establishments will enhance the ability for City and Police Department staff to ensure establishments comply with all requirements and ensure parity with nearby local agencies.
If adopted by the City Council, the new ordinance would limit the number of massage establishments to one licensed location per 3,400 persons. Based upon the current population of 86,367 persons, 25 establishments would be allowed. The City currently has 26 licensed locations. Once the number of licensed massage establishments allowed by the cap has been met, no new establishment licenses will be granted.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for review in the Documents Section of this webpage. For convenience, a separate listing of each of significant changes is also provided below. For questions or comments on the proposal, contact the Planning Division at (916) 727-4740 or by e-mail email@example.com
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City Council Meeting (Complete) Wednesday, April 13, 2023 6:00 PM Citrus Heights City Hall 6360 Fountain Sq Dr
Community Open House (Complete) Wednesday, March 1, 2023 3:00 PM Meeting Flyer