Strip club owners seek to block $5 fee

January 22, 2008 3:57:41 AM PST
Strip club owners will be in court today to argue against a new bill known as the pole tax.The new rules started January 1 and require strip club patrons to pay an extra $5 for admission. City officials say the money collected would go toward funding sexual assault crisis centers and programs, but club owners and managers balk at the suggestion that people who frequent adult entertainment establishments commit sexual assaults.

Today, club owners plan to request a block in the collection of the fee.

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