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Camarillo Doesn't Want L.A.'s Porn Makers Moving In

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Thanks to L.A. County's condoms in porn ordinance, adult film production companies have been seeking refuge in other counties, including to the west in Ventura. Thanks to an uptick in requests for filming permits for porn productions, the city of Camarillo is worried there's a triple-x migration happening, and to curb that, they've now implemented a 45-day moratorium on porn movie production.

The Camarillo City Council "unanimously approved the urgency ordinance at a special meeting Wednesday night," reports the Ventura County Star. The city wants to take a closer look at how porn production there affects "public health, safety and welfare of the community," and also let them figure out if they need more regulations in place.

“We haven’t had a history of adult films in the city, so it’s a new issue,” Assistant City Atty. Don Davis told the L.A. Times.

Apparently, Camarillo has been fielding several calls inquiring specifically if the city has a condom ordinance. They do have rules on the books about filming and permits, but nothing unique to adult movie-making. Though Camarillo can "impose conditions on temporary filming activities that require a film permit," they don't have clearly-defined laws, such as L.A. County's condom ordinance, that focus on the working conditions for the film performers.

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As is commonly recognized, L.A. County's San Fernando Valley is considered the SoCal center of porn. But Camarillo doesn't want that center, and its participants, to shift over there. Said Camarillo City Councilman Mike Morgan: “Now that they’ve put some restrictions on them that inhibit them, they’re trying to move out of there,” adding: "We don’t want them to migrate to our area.”