Could California eliminate the 2 AM last call?
In spite of its reputation as an American hotbed of electronic music, California has long had a severe disadvantage compared to other dance music destinations around the globe. There has been a longstanding ordinance state-wide that forces the closure of bars and venues at 2 AM.
A new law proposed on February 14, the “Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act,” seeks to offer individual municipalities the flexibility to determine when their establishments should close, with 4 AM as a cap. The law was proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener, who, in a Facebook post, went on to vouch for the cultural and economic value that could arise from allowing municipalities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to determine whether to keep their bars and venues open later.
Read Wiener’s proposition below: