But the true rub down is the city of Palo Alto has been battling foot massage therapy or otherwise questionable parlors going back to the early 90’s and this latest round by city attorney Donald Larkin to gain state compliance just may be a ruse to weed out alleged questionable businesses and their practices.
Palo Alto historic record shows one such campaign unearthed entitled, Palo Alto revives cry ‘Lust Say No’ outlining the efforts of longtime critic and civic watchdog Bob Moss who spearhead an ordnance to rid Palo Alto of massage parlors offing more then just a foot massages.
According to Mr. Moss in an email received, ” it was quite an effort getting rid of the whore houses posing as massage parlors on El Camino and a few other locations some 35 years ago.
I recall when the council voted on the final ordinance there were about a dozen women from various “massage parlors” at city hall objecting to the ordinance. One of them confronted some of us in the city hall lobby and shouted “Do I look like a whore?”
I told her I wasn’t expecting her to look different from anyone else, just as long as she didn’t act differently – when she went to work. The articles about amending the massage license law reminded me of those awful days. I worked with 6 or 8 others from Barron Park and Ventura drawing up the ordinances and getting the cops to enforce them and shut all those places down.”
Perhaps, will never know the true intentions of city attorney Donald Larkin’s latest foot fetish in gaining state compliance, but one thing is clear we’ve never seen nor heard of any concrete evidence linking a foot massage to erogenous zones.