Our friends at the Gotham Gazette have linked the four nightlife bills that have been introduced at the last Stated Council meeting. We have commented on the legislation and have pointed out that the real key to safety lies with the NYPD developing a more proactive and cooperative role with the industry. This issue is fully aired out in this week's Villager. Along with this, it is imperative that the city and state begin to crackdown on the use of fake IDs.
We are looking forward to the council hearings on these bills and are hopeful that we'll also be able to get some of our own initiatives drafted into law. The climate at the recently concluded summit give us a degree of optimism in this regard.