Cracking Down on Bad Actors

Towards the end of May, I joined City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield to announce a lawsuit against Blue Moon Relax Spas in Lake Balboa and Tarzana. A hotbed of prostitution, I have worked closely with the City Attorney over the years to penalize this and other criminal enterprises that prey on our residents. This “spa” is not only a violation of the permitting process, but it is a violation of ethical values when operating a prostitution ring under the guise of a massage therapy business.

It is crucial that we prosecute bad actors and business owners operating out of compliance to the fullest extent of the law. Not only because they are breaking the law, but because it is the right thing to do. How would you like it if your daughter or son had to pass by one of these businesses on their way to school? You do not need to imagine it, just ask the children in my community who attend school at a campus barely 50 feet from Blue Moon’s front door. It is disgusting and it is why I have been fighting to shut these places down since my first days in office. With the commitment of the City Attorney, my colleague Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, we are seeking an injunction to shut them down permanently.