City Clark on Nightlife: Drop the 50-Foot Rule
posted by June 6 at 16:57 PMon
Council member Sally Clark responds to comments made at Monday’s public hearing on nightlife on her blog (who knew?). The biggest news is that Clark wants to drop the so-called 50-foot rule included in the mayor’s nightlife licensing proposal, which holds clubs responsible for nuisance crimes and violence in a 50-foot area outside the club itself. “This ‘impacted public area’ strikes me as impossible to for a club to control, if not dangerous for a club to try and control. I think the 50-foot proposal should be dropped,” Clark wrote. Also in response to public comments, Clark now plans to pull the nightlife proposal from the agenda for Thursday’s neighborhood committee meeting; the committee will take it up again on June 21, and at least once more after that.