City Licata on the Mayor’s Nightlife Legislation: Not This Year
posted by December 4 at 22:07 PMon
City Council president and public-safety committee chair Nick Licata says he’ll consider Mayor Greg Nickels’s proposed nightlife restrictionsóbut not this year. “Next year, I’ll take a look at it,” Licata said today. “I’m not necessarily sitting on it forever, but I do want to give it serious consideration.” Licata said he’s concerned the legislation is “broader than it needs to be.” Among other things, the proposal would require club owners to patrol the area outside their clubs for crime and litter; prevent violent criminal activity; and keep noise to a level inaudible “to a person of normal hearing” standing 75 or more feet away. It would also apply to nearly 300 clubs and bars throughout the city.