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From the Buona Vita Hearing -
…in the late '90s, early 2000’s all of a sudden
we were giving out way too much in terms of full
And then all of a sudden we realized we have this
problem that we are dealing with today. YouTube Clip
MICHAEL DIVIRGILIO: The third thing is an over
of what I call capacity, hours generally.
…when this place was dead and we were trying as a
to recruit businesses to come here, we gave too much
…we need to do something to start reducing those
…but what we're not doing is doing anything,
we're not doing anything to reduce the late night
I'm committed to fixing this problem...
…it's easy to mock but we totally have a problem in
and when the economy comes back
that problem is going to be back fuller than it is
Stop mocking the issue.
…those hours aren't going anywhere. YouTube Clip, pt.
KIT BOBKO: We have talked about alcohol as long
as I've been on this council. It was one of the first
things I talked about when I came on council
and I'm still talking about it now.
I think the problem, or the solution if you will, is
I think that the time of things… is the critical
aspect of this whole equation
and we continually refuse to look that fact in the
I have always espoused… not intensifying alcohol use
in the city,
especially on the Plaza after 1 a.m.
I absolutely agree with Mr. DiVirgilio,
the issues that we're concerned with are simply in
remission right now.
They are coming back and we're going to deal with them
over and over and over again until we finally come
around to the idea
that restaurants close at around 11 at night and
after that probably ain't a restaurant.
No one has come up with anything new to solve this
This problem will persist and it will not go
PETER TUCKER: We as a council have wrestled with
for many, many years. I've probably wrestled with it
last 20 since I was on the planning commission.
I remember when I first got on the planning commission
we had another Italian restaurant downtown that came
and said, 'You know, I got to have alcohol to
And everybody said, 'Yeah, he's been here a long time.
I think it's a good idea.'
Gave him full alcohol, he turns around and sells it
and then it was a place where we've had problems in
and every now and then it comes back again.
…I've always wanted some kind of a policy
but we've always danced around it. YouTube Clip
of the Buona Vita Hearing
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