The California lawmaker behind the Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night Act has reintroduced his measure in an effort to test 4 am closing times at nine California cities – including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Coachella.
State Senator Scott Weiner got the bill passed by lawmakers earlier this year only to see it vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, who claimed it would add “two more hours of mayhem” and increase drunk driving.
But now, there’s a new Governor on the way and so the bill is back:
The 9 cities are LA, SF, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, West Hollywood, Palm Springs, Coachella, & Cathedral City. Each city will have power to decide locally whether to extend hours or stay as is. It’s time to move away from CA’s century-old, rigid statewide 2 am closing time.
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) December 18, 2018
Supporters of extending closing time say the extra hours will boost business and culture.