Posted by Concerned Citizen, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on May 4, 2012 at 9:02 am
For those of you who don't realize, most of the cost of an alcoholic beverage in a bar is TAX. They are taxed by pour count, so if a bar over pours, then they lose money. The money collected through this taxation helps the entire community.
Patrons will simply move outside of Walnut Creek to consume their beverages and then commute longer to go home. You're not changing the behavior of the individuals causing the problem - you are ONLY damaging the businesses and communities.
Who do you think owns the bar? An individual in the community so as you're concerned about your "safety" in Walnut Creek, please be aware that you will now have MORE individuals coming home from other destinations where they have over-consumed driving back INTO Walnut Creek. Gee!... I hope no one gets hurt!...
Another good item out of this new regulation is that we'll have much more open store fronts available downtown. I'm pretty sure that those who disagree with me don't own businesses, are probably the folks that pay NO federal income taxes… or as I like to refer to them as “the 50%ers because ½ of our population doesn’t pay Federal income tax so why should they be concerned with happens in the government. It doesn’t cost them a dime! And for those that don’t understand accounting, payroll tax is NOT income tax. Income tax is levied on top of payroll tax.
I’m sure these people don't frequent these establishments so they have no context as to what actually occurs.
Next, they'll start banning dancing, gathering in groups, and free thought... They're already trying to take our free will.
I'm not a religious person and I've never read the Bible, but I understand it much better now when they say: "the meek will inherit the Earth." That means lesser intelligent human beings scavenging like dogs. If you want to know what that looks like, then talk to the two folks above...