During ~ Resident turmoil Regarding the spring break and South Beach party scene, Mayor Dangerber is once again calling for a rollback of alcohol sales in the entertainment district. This time it’s 2:00 am. He said residents would have to vote if the city council did not approve. By voting in November.
Gelber who proposed Midnight cutoff Regarding alcohol sales in July, we updated our appeal to commissioners on Tuesday time after Miami Beach residents appeared in front of the county committee to resolve dissatisfaction with the city’s nightlife industry.
“Some people obviously fight some of these ideas with teeth and nails, but others think they want them to be implemented,” Gerber told the Miami Herald.
The· A note he released on Tuesday Here’s an overview of the 12 policy changes he’s proposing to the South Beach party district.
This memo includes a ban on “oversized drinks and water gisel pipes” at cafes on the sidewalks of the district, abolition of noise exemption for ocean drive bars, and restrictions on car rentals such as the three-wheeled “Slingshot” popular with tourists. Suggestions are included. It also includes demands for increased police staff, zoning changes to encourage the use of offices and housing, and increased budgets for city cultural events.
Under the alcohol crackdown, businesses can apply for a “midnight club license” if they have sufficient security and a record of compliance with city law, Memo says.
More specific details of the proposal weren’t made available on Tuesday, but the three major South Beach strips-Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue’s 5th to 16th Avenues-are one of Gerber’s plans. He told Miami Herald that he would be affected by the club or all.
Gerber urged the city administration to “make a legislation” and submit it to the committee. However, Gerber said that if the proposal is rejected, residents should promote it as a voter vote.
“The current business model has been created for decades. It can’t take decades to reverse it,” he writes. “The time of patience is over. Now is the time for change.”
Last Saturday, dozens of residents gathered outside the city hall to complain about the profile of a fierce party on South Beach and the treatment of the city’s crowds. On Tuesday, a group of about 20 residents addressed the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Committee during a meeting at Ocean Drive to discuss the tensions surrounding Spring Break.
52-year-old Scott Schrey told the board that the noisy party scene had been a constant problem for years on South Beach, but spring break amplified it.
“It doesn’t stop, and it’s every weekend,” he said. “Spring break has doubled. This is actually a good thing because we are here. What do we do now? We need to change something.”
In cities known for their nightlife, the proposed restrictions on alcohol sales have long been a thorny issue.
In July, Gelber proposed a list of similar policy proposals to “rethink” South Beach as a district of arts and culture. He called on the Commission to raise the “last call” for alcohol until midnight and set up an alcohol control committee to approve conditional exemptions for well-functioning businesses. The rollback was rejected by the city council.
Critics of his proposal pointed out the fact that violent crimes and violent parties had not diminished in South Beach, despite the current curfew and noise regulations of COVID-19. ..
In 2017, then Mayor Philip Levine tried to raise the “last call” for alcohol until 2 am, but failed.roll back I went to the referendum About 65% of voters rejected it. Two of Ocean Drive’s most popular businesses, Mango’s Tropical Café and Clevelander South Beach, worked hard against the referendum and won.
However, both Gerber and Levine, who discussed the proposal, said they believed that residents would support the rollback of alcohol sales shortly after the sometimes chaotic and violent spring break.
“I now know that there is a desire for a plan, and I thought by distilling it into a real series of suggestions, people could put it off accordingly. “Gerber said.
Levine, who pointed out “urgency” among the residents, said he had heard from some residents that he would support the launch of a referendum campaign to curb the fierce party scene on South Beach.
“The mayor has one in seven votes. If there is no committee to listen to people’s will, they will eventually be voted absent or recalled,” he said. “I think it’s very disappointing that a referendum may be needed to go around the committee and help Mayor Gerber move the agenda directly to the residents of Miami Beach.”