City Council Meeting – 2/15/2012
Hoboken City Council Meeting of February 15, 2012
And the city will try and respond to the Hoboken Lepre-con Drunk-fest on March 3rd (which now has close to 13,000 confirmed attendees). The magic solution here is to change bar opening hours from 6am to 11am. A whopping five hours. As if people can’t buy alcohol in advance, or from surrounding cities?
Interesting side note – the Hoboken Hospitality Committee met earlier this week, and almost all bars in town already agreed to all open at 11am, but the city is still moving forward with an “official” ordinance to literally FORCE bars to do what they’ve already come forward and volunteered to do. A purely political stunt to make it appear to constituents that the city council was the one to deserve “credit” for for said change. And who says Hoboken doesn’t have a drama program?
I personally hope that the pseudo St. Patty’s event turns out to be a non-event – and no one gets hurt, nothing is damaged, and everyone is jovial and in loving spirits. We’ll see what happens!