Sex club: pack up and leave

Enough. Deena Luce, who told The Dispatch she was leaving town
after the moving vans picked up the furniture at The Forum Sex Club
in south Gilroy, didn’t go far.
Enough. Deena Luce, who told The Dispatch she was leaving town after the moving vans picked up the furniture at The Forum Sex Club in south Gilroy, didn’t go far.

The vans moved the stuff to a new pad in a residential area just north of town in county land on Dryden Avenue.

Neighbors didn’t take long to figure out what was going on: nobody home during the week, a new expansive gravel parking area on the property and parties until the wee hours on Friday and Saturday.

Guess what? The families that live in the neighborhood weren’t happy. Unfortunately, the people that operate the partner-swapping house – and charge admission – aren’t getting the message.

The City of Gilroy, appropriately, ran the club out of town when it set up shop next to Ted Uchida’s Zen’s Flower Garden. That should have been fair warning. Now the county is having to go through the drill, citing property owners for zoning violations and sending police patrols to what is usually a quiet residential neighborhood.

Here’s the message to the sex club: get out.

This is not an issue of “what people do in their own bedrooms is their own business.” This is a for-profit venture inappropriately conducting business in a residential area. Parties until 3 a.m. where drinking is commonplace, noise and cars parked all over the street aren’t appropriate for a residential neighborhood.

Some have questioned whether authorities should leave The Forum alone. That’s an easy stance to take as long as your home isn’t next door when the party starts every weekend.

County officials should take whatever action is necessary to oust the club. The sex club operators should understand that they may be able to run, but they sure can’t hide from South Valley residents unwilling to accept an inappropriate business.

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