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Business asks city to relax massage rules

Original post made on Oct 26, 2010

David Bertelsen and said it took only a phone call to police to get the OK for his foot spa in Palo Alto, and a little more than $300 in city fees. But in Mountain View, has been asked to jump through a slew of hoops, including thousands of dollars for exams, fingerprinting and background checks for employees, as well as a $3000 conditional use permit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:58 PM

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

We go to the Foot massage place on Grant Road, it is great. Why is the City making this so difficult. If I am understanding this correctly, the massage therapists must pay Mountain View and annual $400 to be 'non-certified' what does that mean? If other cities do not have this fee why does Mountain View? These people work very hard for very little money, the city should reduce that fee to $50. If the city cannot process an application for $50 then the City has a real problem.

If the city is worried about sleazy businesses, how about closing down that adult book store on El Camino Real, what an eyesore!

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