The city council approved the first reading of a new ordinance to regulate massage services Tuesday night.
The police department says it's identified 17 massage businesses that offer illegal services. But right now police say they have no way to make sure the business owner is held responsible.
The new ordinance says each massage business needs a license from the city. If the business does not have a city license or officers catch it providing illegal services, it will be placarded. That means the business would have to display a sign that says it is operating illegally.