Monday, September 27, 2010

Reminders tonight: Helping change the CB3/SLA policies and procedures

Per the CB3 website.

Policy Meeting of the SLA & DCA Licensing Committee
Tonight at 6:30 — University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery (at Houston)

We will review and evaluate changes to Community Board 3's existing policies and procedures guiding the Board's approvals/denials of all types of liquor licenses for establishments within the CB 3 district. All previous "resolution areas" will be reviewed.

We want to hear from YOU!

Please fill out a “Request to Speak” form by 7 p.m. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.
Testimony can be also be submitted to or submitted at meeting

• What are your plans/visions for the area?
• What are your concerns, problems?
• What do you want to retain in our neighborhood?
• Read current policies & facts.

It would be helpful if you could address the following questions in your testimony.

• License applications are subject to 500-foot rule (no new full licenses if 3 or more within 500 feet). New licenses should not be issued unless they provide a public benefit. Also, CB 3 does not issue new licenses in certain areas unless there is
overwhelming public support and public benefit. What would you consider a public benefit to your immediate neighborhood?
• If you are an applicant — what do you think a licensed establishment could provide that would be a public benefit? How would you approach the community to decide this?
If you had a choice of one kind of new license on your block — would you prefer
a) upscale restaurant? B) affordable restaurant? c) combination restaurant/bar?
(or bar with menu) c) eating/drinking with entertainment? D) bar? e) Other?

• Do you think the impact of a pizza place with beer is any different than pizza place without beer? Does closing hours make a difference?
• What kind of licensed establishment causes most impact in your immediate area in terms of crowds on street, underage drinking? rowdiness?
• Do you know if people come to your immediate area for nightlife from a) local residents b) public transportation or walking c) cab d) private cars.
• For residents — what kinds of licensed establishments in the neighborhood do you visit? How far do you have to travel? What would you like to see more of or less of in your immediate area? Do you travel out of your area to visit eating/drinking
establishments? If so, what neighborhood?

Here's the survey.

1 comment:

glamma said...

so i guess it's too late to fill this out and mail it to them?