Fullerton : Council Delays Decision on Fortune-Telling Issue

The City Council has voted to extend its moratorium on fortune telling in order to further analyze the issue. Last month, the state Supreme Court overturned a law banning fortune telling, forcing cities--including several in Orange County--to review their ordinances.

Attorney Neil Schwartz, who is representing the Todorovich family, which is trying to establish a fortune-telling business in Fullerton, said Wednesday that he and the Gypsy family were happy and understood the council’s decision to delay action on the matter.

He also said that the council’s agreement to set up a licensing procedure for fortune tellers was “acceptable” to his clients.

The moratorium will extend through Oct. 31.

In other business, the council decided to rejoin the Southern California Assn. of Governments, a planning and forecasting body not affiliated with the state government. Fullerton dropped its affiliation with the association five years ago.