Los Angeles Community Town Hall On The 4 A.M. Bar Bill

Los Angeles Community Town Hall On The 4 A.M. Bar Bill

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SOURCE Alcohol Justice

Does a 4 A.M. Last Call Mean No Safety, No Peace, No Control?

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, Institute for Public Strategies, and Behavioral Health Services in Hollywood are sponsoring a Community Town Hall meeting and panel discussion for residents of Los Angeles and West Hollywood on allowing alcohol-serving establishments in California to stay open until 4 a.m.

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA)


  • Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Dr. Deborah Allen, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Oren Katz, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
  • Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, Research Manager, Alcohol Justice
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • West Hollywood City Council Members
  • Concerned Residents

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting & Panel Discussion on SB 905 (Wiener) – the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. (Check-in & Snacks) to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mears Center Auditorium, Hollywood Presbyterian Church, 1760 Gower St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Parking off Carlos Ave.)


  • On the heels of failing to pass his 4 a.m. bar bill (SB 384) last year, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced SB 905, a dangerous six-city, five-year experiment to extend last call hours until 4 a.m.
  • This bill, like three others that have stalled out in previous sessions, will spread alcohol overconsumption, loss of life, injury, and nuisance across the state.
  • Fatal DUI is a chronic, worsening problem for California.
  • The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force found that every 2-hour increase in last-call times results in greater vehicle crash injuries and E.R. admissions. (Hahn et al., 2010) 
  • There is no such thing as "local control" in alcohol policy. The harm from one city's decision to change last-call times splashes over every surrounding community.
  • California already suffers over 10,500 alcohol-related deaths and $34 billion in costs annually.

For more information:
Michael Scippa, Public Affairs Director, Alcohol Justice – (415) 548-0492 michaels@alcoholjustice.org 
Sarah Blanch, Regional Director, Institute for Public Strategies – (310) 215-9924 x133 sblanch@publicstrategies.org


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