Bikini baristas are in the spotlight in the Spokane Valley. Tuesday night the city council discussed an ordinance setting guidelines on just how much skin they can show.
Members from the Coalition for Community Values spoke at the meeting, expressing their concern over the too-hot espresso stands.
"Flaunting their bodies in public in an area that's easily seen by youth. That high school youth can come through in their cars and get a coffee and see a nearly nude woman and go to their school sexually charged. We just felt that was wrong," said Shane Criddle.
The ordinance requires the female genitals and anus to be covered, along with at least half of the breasts and the nipple or areola.
At Devil's Brew espresso just a block away from the Spokane Valley town hall, a barista who wanted to speak anonymously says she understands, but finds the ordinance frustrating.
"I do, I see that, you know, it's not the most morally right job and that a lot of people aren't comfortable with it. But we stay in our stand, if we leave we cover up and from the road you would have to literally stop and try to look in the window to see us," she said.