SASKATOON - If Saskatoon city council ends up approving a kind of red-light district zoned for adult services, Coun. Darren Hill says he doesn't want it to be in his Sutherland constituency.
The municipal planning commission has reviewed a proposal and has identified light industrial areas as a good place for a concentration of these services.
Hill says he doesn't have a problem with zoning for a red-light district, but feels Sutherland is too close to residential neighbourhoods.
Currently in Hill's ward, there is one massage parlour in a light industrial area and he said in five-and-a-half-years there hasn't been a complaint.
On the other hand, there are two in a commercial area that is a few blocks from a residential area and he has received numerous complaints on both of those locations.
He says there have been stories of prostitutes jumping into the passenger seat of a resident who is just trying to head to work in the morning, or men being solicited in their own driveways.
Hill suggests such a zone be created in the city's north end, far removed from any residential neighbourhoods.