Associated Press (04.24.12) - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Simi Valley City Council late Monday approved Mayor Bob
Huber's proposal to require pornography producers to ensure
condom use as a condition of obtaining a film permit. Huber
called for the ordinance after Los Angeles passed a similar
regulation on Jan. 17.
Los Angeles is home to the US porn industry. After L.A. Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa signed a condom requirement into law,
industry watchers predicted the regulation could prompt adult-
film studios to move their operations to neighboring Simi
"The primary purpose here is it's a health and safety issue.
And secondarily, we don't want them here," Huber said. "This
is a family-oriented community, and we don't want them setting
up their studios in Simi Valley."
Simi Valley's new law takes effect in a month. According to
Peter Lyons, the city's director of environmental services,
Simi Valley issued 59 film permits last year and just one was
for a pornographic production.