Within the hour, bars and clubs all over the city will be killing the music for five minutes, exactly at midnight. They’re protesting new legislation that will regulate their business.
I live downtown. I don’t mind the nightclub patrons as much as I used to. It used to be hard to get to sleep on the weekends, but I’ve adjusted to it. More often than not I’m out there with the kids, enjoying an adult beverage or three.
So why are the nightclub owners and the Mayor’s office battling? The clubs are worried they’ll get stuck with the kind of responsibilities the cops currently have. The city is trying to standardize the way we regulate clubs in the neighborhoods. But the two sides aren’t working together.
I’m sick of club owners who seem to have little regard for the neighborhoods in which they do business. I’m sick of the broke-dick city government which is making a problem worse.
Check out this post by Erica at the Slog:
What happens when you have a hearing on nightlife in a neighborhood without any bars?
You get a hearing where all anybody wants to talk about is potholes, P-Patches, and traffic signals, as I learned tonight at the Bitter Lake Community Center, where council member Sally Clark presided (solo) over a “meeting” of her neighborhoods committee.
It gets worse. Apparently, the geezers of Bitter Lake weren’t psyched about nightclub policy.
Maybe next time they could hold a hearing on Social Security at the Venom nightclub.