Thank you to everyone who attended our August meeting. We had representatives from many of the neighborhood bars and restaurants present, as well as neighbors who live in our community. We heard from Councilmember Cassie Chambers Armstrong, Lt. Rob King of LMPD’s 5th Division, and ABC Chief Investigator R.T. Watkins regarding the challenges facing our neighborhood, particularly late on weekend nights. A motion had been made to support a closing time of 2:00 a.m. for alcohol sales, and we heard that some bars were proactively closing then already, some bars will be disproportionately harmed by an earlier closing time, including some who have never contributed to neighborhood problems, and some bars are not doing their part to address these issues. While we hate to see a negative impact on those who have done nothing wrong, we feel that we can’t just sit by idly while violence visits the neighborhood time and time again and impacts those who live, work, and visit here. At the conclusion of the meeting, the vote was held, and while the Board was divided, the majority were in favor of a 2:00 a.m. closing time. Accordingly, the attached letter was sent to Councilmember Chambers Armstrong.
We hope that all of our neighbors and businesses continue to stay involved with our organization so we can work together to maximize quality of life for all of us.
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