LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, Institute for Public Strategies, and Behavioral Health Services in Hollywood are sponsoring a Community Town Hall meeting and panel discussion for residents of Los Angeles and West Hollywood on allowing alcohol-serving establishments in California to stay open until 4 a.m.
- Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember
- Dr. Deborah Allen, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Oren Katz, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
- Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, Research Manager, Alcohol Justice
- Local Law Enforcement
- West Hollywood City Council Members
- Concerned Residents
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting & Panel Discussion on SB 905 (Wiener) – the 4 a.m. Bar Bill
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. (Check-in & Snacks) to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mears Center Auditorium, Hollywood Presbyterian Church, 1760 Gower St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Parking off Carlos Ave.)
- On the heels of failing to pass his 4 a.m. bar bill (SB 384) last year, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced SB 905, a dangerous six-city, five-year experiment to extend last call hours until 4 a.m.
- This bill, like three others that have stalled out in previous sessions, will spread alcohol overconsumption, loss of life, injury, and nuisance across the state.
- Fatal DUI is a chronic, worsening problem for California.
- The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force found that every 2-hour increase in last-call times results in greater vehicle crash injuries and E.R. admissions. (Hahn et al., 2010)
- There is no such thing as “local control” in alcohol policy. The harm from one city’s decision to change last-call times splashes over every surrounding community.
- California already suffers over 10,500 alcohol-related deaths and $34 billion in costs annually.
For more information:
Michael Scippa, Public Affairs Director, Alcohol Justice – (415) 548-0492 email@example.com
Sarah Blanch, Regional Director, Institute for Public Strategies – (310) 215-9924 x133 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Alcohol Justice