Strip clubs allowed in Yakima; owners must pass YPD screening

Strip clubs allowed in Yakima; owners must pass YPD screening
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima city council passed two ordinances Tuesday night that regulate strip clubs in the city.

One of the ordinances requires anyone who wants to open a strip club must first be screened by police.

The second would require adult business to get a license and they could only be located at least 800 feet away from schools and churches.

Owners would need to complete a police interview to get a license.

Neighbors have mixed opinions.

"Keep it away from schools? Yes, definitely. And keep it clean," said a Yakima Voter.

"Laws in the books, follow them. Just don't want muggings and all that crap. But, hey, let good time charlie roll," a Yakima man said.

"They don't need to be here. They can go to Seattle," said a Yakima Voter.

Applications for strip clubs will open next month.