It’s crunch time for pretty much everyone who wants to turn up past 2AM at a nightclub. The LOCAL (Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night) Act SB 384 has passed in the Senate and must be voted on now. The nice thing about this law is that it allows local governments to make the final call on when alcohol is cut off. This way, LA (and anywhere else in California) can party till the sun is almost up, and your local suburb may not have to. Those communities that do opt into the later curfew will enjoy more tax revenue as well as a more booming nightlife scene, and those who chose not to extend their hours do not have to worry about the ramifications of partiers walking the streets at 4AM or later, not to mention inconvenienced nightlife employees who may not want to deal with the closing shift.
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.
Do YOU believe service alcohol till 4AM will be good for nightlife across California? If yes/no, let us know why on the comments down below.