Chad Mayes has added his support to a bill that would extend closing time in several California cities – including three in the Coachella Valley – until 4 am. This news comes following the city of Palm Springs shutting down Zelda’s for at least 45 days following an early morning shooting in the parking lot and another incident that saw two people being shot this week at Toucans, which is also in Palm Springs – which just so happens to be one of the three cities looking to extend drinking hours at bars. Anyway, rad timing, Chad.
KESQ reports that Mayes has become a co-author on SB-58, which would enable cities to stay open until 4 am as part of a pilot program. The bill has been introduced and then re-introduced by State Senator Scott Wiener – who seems to just really want to order a whiskey at 3 am.
Wiener saw his bill overturned by Governor Jerry Brown last year – but, with Mayes now on board, perhaps the bill will pass and, beginning in 2022, some bars will stay open until 4 am in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Coachella – though, honestly, you might want to think about just going home at midnight because no one has ever seen anything good go down in a bar after 1 am.