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An Irresponsible & Dangerous "Pilot Project"

STOP THE BACKWARD MOVE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

Problems with SB 58:

  • A patchwork quilt of later closing times encourages violence and dangerous driving
  • Increased alcohol-related harm at later hours creates greater burden on hospitals and emergency services
  • There are no provisions in SB 58 to help local governments pay for increased costs of enforcement, compliance, and harm mitigation
  • There is no ABC capacity to regulate late night bars
  • There is little or no mass transportation available in most cities at 3 a.m.
  • "Local Control" is ineffectual in controlling alcohol consumption
  • "Local Control" is non-existent in adjacent "Splash Zone" cities and towns that will see increased impaired driving crashes during early commute hours
  • Bars, restaurants, and clubs could make profits between 2 and 3 a.m. by locking up the booze and offering healthier choices

We implore the Assembly, Governor Newsom, and ABC officials to help safeguard public health and safety and reduce alcohol-related harm in California. Disrupting the evidence-based protections of a statewide, uniform 2 a.m. last call will lead to more vehicle crash injuries, emergency room admissions, and alcohol-related assault and injury.

California now suffers more than $35 billion dollars in alcohol-related loss annually with 10,500 alcohol-related deaths, and 900,000 incidents of alcohol-related harm.

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