Written by: Katie Burke
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The Hotel Council of San Francisco advocates for a thriving hospitality industry and supports Senator Scott Weiner’s bill to allow cities and local jurisdictions to decide whether to extend bar hours past 2AM.
If this bill passes and San Francisco decides to extend bar hours past 2AM, it would help San Francisco compete with other major US cities that have extended nightlife hours, as well as promote economic activity in the hospitality industry.
The California State Senate has already voted to pass the bill. A vote from the State Assembly is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
That last call holler at San Francisco bars is one step closer to being extended to 4 a.m. now that a state bill geared toward boosting city nightlife is on its way to an assembly vote.
Senate Bill 384, otherwise known as the Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act, has been passed through the Assembly Governmental Organization committee, and has one more stop before the entire state Assembly puts it to a vote.
The LOCAL Act, if approved, would give individual cities the power to extend alcohol sales hours from California’s current 2 a.m. curfew until as late as 4 a.m.
Senator Scott Wiener, who authored the bill, said in a statement that the act would give cities the authority and flexibility to decide whether or not to extend sales hours.