As we reported a couple of months ago, California could soon be passing legislation allowing each individual municipality to decide when their legal alcohol last call is.
Currently, the entire State is operating under law that prohibit any alcohol sales past 2am, a law that has curbed the expansion of nightlife in big cities the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Soon that could change, but the first step is for the power to be given to local municipalities to make that choice.
A petition, which you can SIGN HERE, has now been launched to rally support behind Senate Bill 384:
SB 384 would allow – but not require – local governments to allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol past 2 am and up to 4 am. Also known as the LOCAL Act (Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night), SB 384 is moving through the State Assembly and we need your help to get it across the finish line.
Authored by Senator Scott Wiener (SD11), SB 384 was passed by the California State Senate, and now must be voted on in the Assembly in late August or early September.
SB 384 simply allows cities to opt in: pure local control. This optional tool for local control over nightlife will increase tax revenue and tourism, revitalize business districts, and support nightlife culture in our cities.
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