City Everyone Loves Teen Dances
posted by January 10 at 17:14 PMon
The mayor and city attorney have each sent separate letters to the liquor control board opposing provisions in its nightclub license legislation that would have the effect of banning all-ages shows. As I reported in this week’s paper, City Attorney Tom Carr’s letter expressed concern “that the new legislation could effectively eliminate musical shows available to persons under 21” and suggested requiring that minors be excluded from shows “or effectively segregated” from drinkers after 11 pm. Today, Mayor Greg Nickels followed up, “oppos[ing] provisions in the Liquor Control Board’s proposed legislation that would limit the ability of clubs in Seattle to hold all ages dances and shows.”
Bully for them. Now if only they’d drop their support for a citywide nightclub license that places unreasonable restrictions on clubs that offer live music.