SB 384: Extends Drinking Hours Till 4:00am—Like New York

New York is the city that does not sleep and at 4:00 in the morning you can still get drunk at a bar.  Should SB 384 pass, the whole State of California can stay drunk till 4:00am.  We are already pushing cities to have high density, take away private transportation, create massive housing projects, rent control—California is looking more like Manhattan every day.  Now a San Fran State Senator—from the San that calls itself the West Coast New York—wants us to drink till 4:00pm at bars.

All of that being said, I do not oppose the law.  Heck, allow the sale of beer, wine and alcohol 24 hours a day—to go along with the around the clock sale of pot and all other drugs.  Fry as many brains as possible—that may be the only way to live in a totalitarian State—not knowing or caring about your community, health or safety.

“The legislation, known as the “LOCAL Act,” or Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night, would allow local governments to extend alcohol service hours to a time between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. with the authorization of the state Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

Communities interested in extending their hours must develop a plan identifying the affected areas and obtain a law enforcement assessment of the public safety impact. In addition, they must demonstrate support from local residents and businesses, as well as the availability of transportation.”

Guess these folks would rather buy expensive drinks at a bar at 3:00am instead of going home and drinking the same alcohol, much cheaper.

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Senate bill would allow California cities to extend late night drinking hours

Trad’r Sam bar on Geary Boulevard. (Juan Pardo/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)

By Bay City News, 2/15/17

State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on Wednesday announced legislation that would allow local governments to permit bars and restaurants to serve alcohol as late as 4 a.m. in areas zoned for late night entertainment.

The legislation, known as the “LOCAL Act,” or Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night, would allow local governments to extend alcohol service hours to a time between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. with the authorization of the state Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.

Communities interested in extending their hours must develop a plan identifying the affected areas and obtain a law enforcement assessment of the public safety impact. In addition, they must demonstrate support from local residents and businesses, as well as the availability of transportation.

The proposal does not apply to liquor stores, and individual businesses would still need to apply to the ABC for an extended hours license.

“California is a diverse state, with cities and neighborhoods that have different needs when it comes to nightlife,” Wiener said in a statement.

“By granting local control to our cities to extend their late night hours, we can support areas that benefit economically and culturally from a strong nightlife presence, while ensuring that other cities and neighborhoods retain their current rules,” he said.

The legislation is backed by a coalition of business and hospitality groups including the California Restaurant Association, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, the California Music and Culture Association, the California Hotel and Lodging Association, the Hotel Council SF, San Francisco Travel and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Cities that allow alcohol service beyond 2 a.m. include Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, Buffalo, Las Vegas, Louisville, Atlanta, Miami Beach and New Orleans.

 

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