CA Legislators Sign-Off on 4 A.M. Last Call Plan

August 31, 2018 - 7:30 am

(KNX 1070) -- Late night drinkers may get their way.

Legislators have signed off on a plan to allow Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and Long Beach extend alcohol service at bars and restaurants from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has expressed support for it. But others, including Councilmember Paul Koretz, are opposed.

KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta:

The legislation calls for a pilot program that would start in 2021 and last five years.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the author of Senate Bill 905, said the bill gives willing cities a chance to better shape their nightlife. He argues "cities should be able to decide for themselves what kind of nightlife makes sense."

The bill still needs to be approved by Gov. Brown.

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