Voters reject restriction of sale of alcoholic beverages in Miami Beach

The city of Miami Beach voted today against a proposal that aimed to reduce the hours of sale of alcoholic beverages in Ocean Drive, one of its most tourist areas.

According to official data from Miami-Dade County, the initiative was rejected by more than 64% of voters (7,635), while 35% voted in favor (4,164).

The proposal of the City Hall of Miami Beach sought to reduce three hours, until 2 in the morning, the sale of alcoholic beverages in establishments along Ocean Drive Avenue.

“Tonight, residents have spoken, and although the measure was not approved, they were given the opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.

The initiative, aimed at improving security, had been rejected by neighbors, owners and bar workers, as well as by the police union.

Levine supported the measure proposed last June by the Miami Beach Commission, arguing that it would restore tranquility to a “dangerous” area due to crime.

However, hundreds of residents, businessmen and workers in the sector disagreed.

The Association of Restaurants and Lodging of Florida (FRLA) calculated in more than 350 million annual dollars the “negative impact” to the regional economy that would have the measure to be approved.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

McDonald’s workers join #MeToo with lawsuits for sexual harassment

 Chicago, - The #MeToo protest against sexual harassment arrived at the Chicago headquarters of US fast food giant McDonald's on Tuesday after it was...

The White House epidemiologist warns that the US is still “at the beginning” of the COVID-19 pandemic

The chief scientific officer in the fight against the coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, has described the virus as his "worst nightmare"...

Melania Trump condemns the assault on the Capitol: “Violence is never acceptable”

She recognizes the "passion" derived from the elections, but asks for respect in the face of discrepancies The first lady of the United States, Melania...

Agriculture issues Christmas bonuses for agricultural workers in Puerto Rico

The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced that as of today the Department of Agriculture of the island will send just over one...

Foles and the Eagles turn the streets of Philadelphia into a real party

The streets of Philadelphia were taken by thousands of fans throughout the night after their team of the Eagles won by 41-33 to the...