City Want Nightlife in Seattle?
posted by June 4 at 14:25 PMon
Then head down to City Council chambers (400 5th Avenue, second floor) at 5:30 pm today, June 4 to let the council know what you think of Sally Clark’s proposed amendments to the mayor’s nightlife ordinance. Don’t know what you think? A briefing paper on Clark’s proposal (the specific details of which have not been released, despite the fact that the final public hearing is tonight) can be found here (pdf).
Among other changes, the proposal increases fines for noise violations ($2,000 for the first offense, $6,000 for the third), replaces license suspension with as-yet-unspecified fines for minor violations, and gives the city the authority to yank a club’s nightlife license for violent incidents in or within 50 feet of a club. As the ordinance is currently proposed, violating the city’s nuisance code could also be grounds for license suspension. Read more about it here.
Sign up to comment before the council (note: All comments limited to two minutes, less if a lot of people show up to speak) outside council chambers at 5.
If you can’t make it tonight, the council’s neighborhoods committee will discuss the proposal at least two more times, on June 7 (in council chambers at 9:30 am) and June 21 (in University Heights, at 5031 University Way NE at 6 pm).