The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to require routine inspections of massage parlors by health officials looking for signs of human trafficking.
Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended an ordinance that would apply to businesses in massage parlor los angeles ca areas of the county.
A representative of another advocacy group said California leads the nation in cases of human trafficking, which includes both sex and labor trafficking, based aprlor data collected by the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
County staffers also were directed to coordinate with city managers to encourage them to adopt similar ordinances and contract with county health officials to perform inspections. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said countywide cooperation would be critical in efforts to shut down human trafficking.
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