Allow CA communities to set last-call time - SUPPORT SB635
  • Petitioned Senator Roderick D. Wright

This petition was delivered to:

California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Roderick D. Wright
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Jim Nielsen
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Tom Berryhill
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ron Calderon
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Anthony Cannella
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Lou Correa
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Kevin de León
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ed Hernandez
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ted W. Lieu
California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Alex Padilla
California State Senate sponsor SB 635
Senator Mark Leno
Volunteers to Support SB635
Options CA

Allow CA communities to set last-call time - SUPPORT SB635

    1. Options CA
    2. Petition by

      Options CA

      San Francisco, CA

Restaurants and bars in California cities should be able to remain open and serve alcohol past 2AM, like other major cities in around the world.  Sen. Mark Leno has introduced SB635, a bill that would do just that.

SB635 would allow a county or a city and county to submit to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) a local plan that would extend on-sale hours up to 4 a.m. The extended hours would only apply to on-sale establishments such as restaurants and bars. The bill would not permit extended hours at liquor stores and other off-sale establishments. Through a public process, the local community may craft a local plan that is appropriate for their economy, public safety and community needs. 

 

Many international cities, including Barcelona, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, have extended or flexible sales hours that allow local businesses to be creative in their social and cultural offerings. This bill will allow California communities to compete with other world-class cities in attracting tourists, conventions and conferences from around the world.

 

SB 635 allows local communities to take control of these important community decisions. SB 635 will elevate San Francisco in specific and California in general to a level equal to or surpassing the great entertainment areas of the nation and the world. Optional 4 am hours (which require a special permit from the NY State Liquor Authority) has certainly never hurt New York. San Francisco and California deserve no less.

To:
Senator Roderick D. Wright, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Jim Nielsen, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Tom Berryhill, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ron Calderon, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Anthony Cannella, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Lou Correa, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Kevin de León, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Cathleen Galgiani, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ed Hernandez, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Ted W. Lieu, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Alex Padilla, California State Senate Governmental Organization Committee
Senator Mark Leno, California State Senate sponsor SB 635
Options CA, Volunteers to Support SB635
Support 4 AM Last Call Option - SB635

Yes on SB635 empowers local communities to craft flexible closing times for bars and restaurants that better sync up with public transit, broaden taxi availability, improve business, create jobs, boost tourism competitiveness and increase tax revenue.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Last Call Proposition on the Ballot?

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      With the outpouring of public support for creating a locally controlled last call option, people have been asking, "What next?" The Presidential election in 2016 might be the right place to put this question to the voters. Email us your thoughts. This would be a huge project, but would energize young adults across the state. What do you think? CAOptionsSB635@gmail.com

    3. SB 635 Failed to get the needed votes

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      With over 10,000 emails of support, we could not convince 6 of the 11 Senators on the Committee Tuesday in Sacramento. The good news is that we got 4 votes! Why is this good news? People are willing to consider changing our state policy around last call, just not enough of them to do it now.

    4. Tuesday Hearing at Senate Committee

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      get your best three friends to sign the petition this weekend because Monday is the last day. Tuesday Morning at 9:30 SB635, the bill written by Senator Leno to create a path for later last call will be decided. More signers = better chance we win.

    5. Reached 9,000 signatures
    6. 9,000 and climbing!

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      With the hearing just days away, Tuesday April 23rd, now is the time to pull out all the stops. Become a Supporter, just tweet "Allow CA communities to set last call time. Sign our petition: http://www.change.org/optionsCA"

      Allow CA communities to set last-call time - SUPPORT SB635

      Restaurants and bars in California cities should be able to remain open and serve alcohol past 2AM, like other major cities in around the world. Sen....

    7. Reached 8,000 signatures
    8. 8,000 signatures is in sight!!

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      Things are picking up. Tell a friend to sign on. We want later last call options.

    9. Reached 7,000 signatures
    10. We Hit 5,000

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for keeping this moving, we are over 5,000 signatures and only 15,000 more to go. Keep telling your friends! And big Thanks!

    11. Reached 5,000 signatures
    12. Final Week for Signatures

      Options CA
      Petition Organizer

      Please email 5 friends urging them to sign the petition. We need to hit 20,000 signers this week. Hearing on Tuesday the 23rd.

    13. Reached 4,000 signatures

    Supporters

    @TheEchoLA

    Apr 17, 2013

    Help Los Angeles businesses have 4AM Last Call Option! Sign the petition via http://t.co/NKJw9dHlYQ Let's get this passed!

    The Echo
    30.4k followers

    @playhousehw

    Apr 17, 2013

    STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING and sign this petition to extend liquor sales 'til 4am! #sb365 | #playhousehw http://t.co/cO9E15oNz2

    Playhouse Nightclub
    14.7k followers

    @staffordbros

    Apr 12, 2013

    “@VeroniqueSL: Sign the petition for 4am drinking laws in CA https://t.co/SwkYQsiO0o” We are all for this!!! Less after parties at ours :)

    Stafford Brothers
    17.3k followers

    @noisepop

    Apr 16, 2013

    Senator Mark Leno is fighting to give San Francisco 2 more hours of alcohol service! Deadline for support is today. https://t.co/WUUrk306dG

    Noise Pop Festival
    8.44k followers

    @Vessel_SF

    Apr 10, 2013

    Make sure to sign this petition that will allow CA bars to serve alcohol until 4am! https://t.co/wYlElnvsil

    Vessel SF
    3.01k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Moira Noiseux SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 5 months ago

      People need a safe place to stay after 2am, instead of being pushed into the streets

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    • Thomas Mulhern SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Cuz Im a Bartender

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    • Minh Dang SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Cool :)

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    • Chet Cole Barrett SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Let's compete with New York, Chicago and even Vegas. It's about time, don't you think?!

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    • Skye Ross LEMON GROVE, CA
      • 11 months ago

      As a transportation provider in the nightlife sector, staggered closing times would allow an even distribution of both police and transportation resources allowing us to utilize the assets we have to serve a larger portion of the community.

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