FACILITATING Self-COMPLIANCE IN THE NIGHTLIFE INDUSTRY

MOVING THE MAJORITY TOWARD COMPLIANCE

A general impression of venues in social districts is that a few "bad operators" create the most risk and disorder in the community. The majority operate within compliance, yet don't receive recognition.

Associations, economic development and law enforcement agencies can be an educational resource to improve compliance. Examples to be examined:

  • ON-LINE RESOURCES: San Francisco Entertainment Commission and Office of Economic Development provide technical guidance and on-line resources. An annual Nightlife Summit convenes venues with state and local agencies in a collaborative network.
  • ALLIANCE CONNECTIONS: The New York City Hospitality Alliance built a network to provide relevant updates on a weekly basis on operating a business. The Alliance convenes forums with government agencies and has developed best practice guides and training videos with the NYPD.
  • PLACE OF LAST DRINK: The National Liquor Law Enforcement Association provides technical guides on how to use Place Of Last Drink (POLD) data to focus compliance operations on establishments that have been repeatedly reported as the last location where an impaired driver was served. The data can assist agencies improve early assistance for high-risk drinking venues.

DISCUSSION PANELISTS

John Bodnovich
RHI Board
Executive Director
American Beverage Licensees
MODERATOR

Andrew Rigie
Executive Director
New York City Hospitality Alliance
New York, NY

Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager
Office of Economic and
Workforce Development

San Francisco, California

 

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