West Hollywood Fur Ban: City, Chamber Still at Odds as Latest Study Takes Heat
James F. Mills
November 6, 2012
West Hollywood’s ban on clothing containing animal fur, set to go into effect Sept. 21, 2013, came under fire at Monday night’s City Council meeting after the city received an economic impact study about it effect.
The study, commissioned by the city when it passed the fur ban in November 2011, was due in May 2012, but was delayed when only a handful of businesses responded.
Of 257 apparel-related businesses contacted, 27 responded to the online survey about the ban’s impact. Of those 27 businesses, 16 said the ban would have a negative impact on them, although only 14 currently sell items that include fur. Five businesses said they were considering relocating out of the city because of the ban.
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