Executive Reardon calls for tougher adult entertainment regulations

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is calling on the County Council to address adult entertainment regulations.

This comes after a recent proposal to open a strip club just outside of Mukilteo. The proposal was rejected because it would be too close to restaurants that serve alcohol.

Reardon cites concerns about crime and lax rules on where strip clubs are allowed.

“The county code simply doesn’t give enough tools to prevent these operations from opening near residential neighborhoods or other inappropriate locations,” Reardon said.

Currently the county code limits strip clubs to a handful of commercial zones and prevents them from being located within 660 feet of schools, churches, parks, youth-oriented facilities and establishments serving alcohol by the drink.

Reardon says the current code does not go far enough to address public concerns about the impact of these clubs on their neighborhoods.

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