Can’t Bars and Restaurants pay for their own enforcement and security?May 28, 2008 No Comments
Summary: Providing the city cannot completely enforce the crowds on most nights in PB, should area businesses and local homeowners pay to watch over the thousands of patrons who cause most of the security problems? Or, should those bars and restaurants foot that bill?
The proposed MAD assessment includes $136k+ to provide security for Friday and Saturday evenings as well as Tuesday – Thursday daytimes.
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Background: When considering who should pay for security needs as a result of all the bars and liquor licenses we have in PB one might look at a Conditional Use Permit or CUP for new alcohol licensees. A Deemed Approved Ordinance or DAO addresses existing licensees. This combination is aka CUP/DAO. I’m in support of using this strategy to address the myriad of alcohol issues in the beach communities as well as throughout San Diego for other neighborhoods that have such a need.
The CUP/DAO program helps communities raise money from the responsible businesses for security, enforcement and addressing related crime and safety issues.
Are you in support of a CUP/DAO in the city of San Diego? Do you believe the discussion should continue or not?Commentary