You can read Monday’s Courier-News column here!
Former KC Chronicle editor Greg Rivara and I had a lengthy debate on this topic, but my feeling is, if liquor licensees won’t give you respect, then you may as well turn to fear. And I wholeheartedly support St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte doing just that.
After asking the bars to do a better job of policing themselves in regards to overserving patrons, there were 9 separate first weekend of August police calls in that regard, four of which resulted in arrests. So the Mayor is threatening to cut their hours back to a 1 a.m. closing time.
That oughtta get their attention! And it didn’t take a whole lot of city resources to do it either.