Event promoters responsible for parties at venues such as clubs and street fairs have been unregulated by The City, but as a result of recent shootings and killings associated with San Francisco’s vibrant nightlife, these party pushers may now be required to register. Read More
Metal detectors, security cameras and an added police presence at nightclubs are being proposed in the wake of recent shootings in San Francisco.
Last month, shootings at and around nightclubs, including the slaying of a German tourist near Union Square, prompted Mayor Gavin Newsom to direct the Police Department to devise a club-security report. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom isn’t the only one attempting to crack down on the nightlife violence in San Francisco. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is pushing legislation that would make it much harder for clubs and entertainment venues, including restaurants with DJs, to open up along Van Ness Avenue between Golden Gate and Broadway, a stretch known for drug deals and shootings. Read More
The Board of Supervisors approved legislation introduced by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu that empowers the Entertainment Commission to revoke permits from troubled bars, nightclubs and other venues. It is part of a broader effort to crackdown on violence associated with entertainment venues. Read More
The Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee approved on Monday legislation that would empower the Entertainment Commission with the ability to revoke the permits of venues with a history of public safety problems. Read More
The City wants to equip its oversight body for entertainment venues with the power to yank permits if public safety is a concern.City officials have put pressure on the Entertainment Commission to crack down on troubled nightlife spots blamed for contributing to violence that erupts on residential streets. Read More