For the purpose of this Article, the following words and phrases shall mean and include:
Escort Service. Any business, agency or person who, for a fee, commission, hire, reward or profit, furnishes or offers to furnish names of persons, or who introduces, furnishes or arranges for persons, who may accompany other persons to or about social affairs, entertainments or places of amusement, or who may consort with others about any place of public resort or within any private quarters. Excluded from this definition are any businesses, agencies or persons which provide escort services for older persons as defined in California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 9406, when such services are provided as part of a social welfare and health program for such older persons.
Escort. Any person who, for a fee, commission, hire, reward or profit, accompanies other persons to or about social affairs, entertainments or places of amusement or consorts with others about any place of public resort or within any private quarters. Excluded from this definition are any persons employed by any business, agency or person excluded from the definition of “escort service” above.
Person. An individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, excepting the United States of America, the State of California, and any political subdivision thereof.
Operator. Any person operating an escort service, including but not limited to the owner or proprietor of the premises upon which it is located, and the lessee, sublessee, or mortgagee in possession.
Employee. Any and all persons who work in or about or render any services whatsoever to the patrons or customers of an Escort Service and who receive compensation for such service.
(Added by Ord. 323-81, App. 6/19/81)