A Petition Has Started to Extend California’s Last Call to 4 AM
Earlier this summer, a bill started by California Senator Scott Wiener to extend the last call from 2 am to 4 am passed in the Senate. The bill, called ‘Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act’ or LOCAL Act, proposes that each municipality within the state have the freedom to choose their last call hour.
This bill would have a huge economic and social impact on major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. The LOCAL bill passed through the Senate allowing it to move to the California Assembly level and the governor for final approval. In light of the bill passing to the next levels, a petition has been started in order to emphasize that it’s not required to push back the call times, but to allow each municipality to “opt in” to the proposed last call move.
The petition has already received over 500 signatures. “This optional tool for local control over nightlife will increase tax revenue and tourism, revitalize business districts, and support nightlife culture in our cities”, states the petition. Allowing the cities to dictate when their last call is could significantly boost their night life scene and could have a trickling impact nationwide. You can read more about the bill here.