Party House Ordinance

 The draft party house ordinance was released by the City Attorney’s office last night.  You can review it in the documents section of the council file here:

The ordinance primarily does the following, among other things:
– Substantially increases the types of activity that could allow enforcement against a party house.
– Allows for fines, or misdemeanors, to be brought against party organizers AND the person in charge of the house (owner or leaseholder).
– Any location cited under the ordinance will also be tagged with a public notice of the Loud and Unruly Gathering which took place on site, and the notice must remain posted for 30 days or incur further penalties.
– Provides for escalating penalties up to $4,000, or for locations where monetary fines are not persuasive, misdemeanors.
– It is now pending in Planning and Land Use Committee as well as Public Safety. We will push to have both of those committees schedule the item as soon as we are able.
You can sign up for updates on when it is scheduled by clicking ‘open letter’ icon at the top of the council file.

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