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As a young and open minded woman of today, I don’t see why people are so upset about the idea of go-go dancers coming to our culturally diverse city. The expression of human sexuality is completely normal and I happen to find the human body to be a beautiful piece of art.
In today’s economy, jobs are hard to come by and if I found myself in a jam, I would be perfectly comfortable, unashamed and fortunate to have a job opportunity like this literally fall into my lap.
I’m betting it is mostly old, conservative people of days gone by that are against something so fun. I mean, lighten up and have a good time, people of Downey. Go-go dancers never killed anyone!
I am very disappointed that we, as a community and society, appear to be losing the sense of boundaries and limits.
Too often I hear comments like the ones I read in the article: “We gotta be open minded” and “As long as it is done tastefully.” Done tastefully? What is that? And just how and by whom will “tastefully” be measured?
“Security will escort go-go dancers to and from their dressing rooms, and to their cars.” Why? Are we saying they might be in danger? Yes!
Commissioner Louis Morales said he is “not blinded by the term go-go dancer,” so to him it’s only a term.
Commissioner Hector Lujan said he is “open minded” regarding go-go dancers, provided they weren’t overly sexually suggestive. So some sexual suggestiveness is acceptable. How much would be deemed overly?
Downey is a small family community, and it doesn’t need, or for the most part, want this club to be open until 4 a.m. with go-go dancers. It doesn’t fit with our community.
This is not to say that Downey is not open to improving the entertainment environment. I think we have made great progress in that area and will continue to do so. However, our city should adhere to reasonable boundaries and limits to keep our community safe and sane.
Slowly morals and values are compromised and go by the way side, and it happens because we don’t speak up. Thank you to Commissioners Robert Kiefer and Jim Rodriguez.
Let’s keep our morals and values up to a high standard. I am a Downey resident of 35 years. I love and respect Downey!
Lillian F. Chacon
Published: July 24, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 15