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Rohnert Park votes to limit massage parlors

No new massage businesses will be allowed to open in Rohnert Park for at least 45 days unless all the massage therapists they employ are certified, under an ordinance the City Council adopted Tuesday.

Petaluma police seek new rules on massage businesses

Massage therapists in Petaluma may have wondered what decade they were in following discussion of a proposed ordinance regulating their profession. Police Chief Pat Williams presented the proposed new ordinance to the City Council this week, noting that occasional investigations have exposed prostitution operations masquerading as legitimate massage businesses.

Cotati adopts massage rules

Massage therapists working in Cotati will soon have to be licensed by the state and wear opaque clothing to meet regulations intended to restrict what city officials say are prostitution parlors.