The City of Santa Ana spent hundreds of thousands starting up the Artists Village. Then they made tattoo shops, hookah bars and massage parlors illegal in the Downtown area. Now they have forced a gay bar that is opening up soon, called the Velvet Lounge, to go without male go-go dancers, according to the O.C. Register.
I don’t get it. If you are going to have an Artists Village shouldn’t you leave the prudishness at the door?
The argument I get from City Council loyalists is that Santa Ana is a family city, which is true to a certain extent but most families don’t venture into the Downtown area after dark. So why not let our hair down? Continue reading