SAN ANTONIO -- After years of prayers from a group of nuns on the West Side to crack down on sexually oriented businesses near schools, the city council passed an ordinance that will change the industry.
Some of these San Antonio businesses have entertainers wearing nothing or just barely covering their breasts and operating without a license as a sexually oriented business.
On Thursday city leaders voted to close a loophole where entertainers in those clubs have to wear bikini tops and bottoms.
The nuns from Saint John Bosco Catholic School and parents like Denise Pohl say their prayers for the city to crack down on these types of private clubs have been answered.
Pohl said, “That they are held responsible and are punished if they do not follow the code to close the loop holes.”
Attorney James Deegear III, representing more than 13 businesses, says they plan to take this to federal court.
Meantime, if these clubs are caught violating the ordinance and dancers are not wearing bikinis as required, owners can face up to a year in jail or a $4,000 fine.