Umatilla seeking moratorium on adult businesses

City planner calls for ban after 3rd strip club opens on one street

Inside a Portland strip club (KOIN 6 News, file)
Inside a Portland strip club (KOIN 6 News, file)

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Residents in the Eastern Oregon city of Umatilla have asked city officials to place on a moratorium on any new adult businesses.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports that interest in a moratorium heightened after a third strip club opened on Sixth Street.

Umatilla City Planner Bill Searles says a 120-day moratorium would stop new adult businesses from opening while the city researches long-term options.

Searles says the city can’t ban the businesses, but it would like to find a way to regulate them.

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