Revoke Bullwinkle's and The Hawk's Drinking Establishment Licenses

Revoke Bullwinkle's and The Hawk's Drinking Establishment Licenses

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People's Owned and Operated Collective Housing started this petition to Lawrence City Commission

For years, Jayhawk Cafe (The Hawk) and Bullwinkles Bar (The Bull) have been a public nuisance, not only to the Oread Neighborhood but to the larger Lawrence community in general. 

Both establishments act with total disregard to their residential neighbors in regards to noise. Both establishments also are known to serve underage people copious amounts of alcohol.

The result of this is an essentially ungoverned part of our town where quality of life for the residents of the neighborhood is diminished and there is increased risk of physical and sexual violence. 

These reasons alone would justify the City of Lawrence protecting its citizens by revoking their Drinking Establishment Licenses. 

However, we have seen in the past two weeks that these bars not only harm public health by promoting underage drinking, they have become hotspots for the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

In the interest of their own financial gain, the owners of "The Hawk" and "The Bull" completely failed to prioritize the health and safety of the Lawrence community.

Both establishments flouted all Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department guidance which inevitably caused a series of COVID-19 outbreaks that continue to radiate outward through our community. 

These outbreaks happened over the summer, before The University of Kansas is even back in session.

The existence of these bars have numerous negative impacts to the health and safety of the Lawrence community before one even begins to factor in the spread of a deadly and extremely  disease.

"The Hawk" and "The Bull" have clearly demonstrated their lack of care or sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of their patrons and the community. If we allow these establishments to reopen and return to business as usual the impact could be devastating. 

It is the responsibility of our city government to prioritize our collectice health and safety. Join in calling for our leaders to rise to that challenge.

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