San Francisco Police Codes for Entertainment Venues: Earplugs and Noise Abatement
for San Francisco Entertainment Clubs
H.E.A.R. is thrilled to work with
Supervisor Mark Leno, Nathan Purkiss, John Wood, Terrance
Alan, DJ Liam Shy of SFLNCL and Stephen Ellis, MD of the Dance
Health Task Force and others on passing the Earplug Ordinance
for San Francisco clubs.
Resolution was passed and sent before the full Board of San
Francisco Supervisors [Amend Police Code Sections 1060.28
and 1070.27 ] Ordinance amending San Francisco Police Code
Section 1060.28 and 1070.27 to require places of entertainment
and after hours premises with a dance floor and a capacity
of 500 persons or more to provide or sell at a reasonable
cost earplugs to patrons.
8/19/02, Assigned Under 30 day rule to Public Works and Public
Protection Committee, expires on 9/19/02
9/19/02, Transferred to Finance committee.
Pictured left to right top row: DJ Liam Shy, SF Supervisor
Mark Leno, Kathy Peck, Exec. Dir. H.E.A.R., DJ, Nathan Purkiss
Admin to Supervisor Leno and R. Stephen Elliss, MD of the
Dance Health Task Force Left to right bottom: Terrance Alan,
Chairman SFLate Night Coalition, John Wood, Legislative Analyst
SF Late Night Coalition
Oct 9, 2002 The hearing on entertainment related legislations
at the Board of Supervisors Finance Committee was short and
non-controversial. The first four bills having to do with
18+ after hours, neighbor notification, hearing protection
and the "moral character" language in the Place of Entertainment
permit were all sent to the full Board for vote on Monday.
Speakers in support of the legislations included Terrance
Alan, John Wood and Liam Shy of the SFLNC, Kathy Peck, Executive
Director of HEAR and Frederick Hobson, of the District 6 Democrats.
No speakers were in opposition to any of the legislations.
The entertainment commission fund ordinance discussion was
postponed for two weeks with our consent due to questions
raised by some of our supporters. The legislation will be
discussed at the next Finance Committee hearing on Oct. 23rd.
Not pictured Will Roscoe of DanceSafe and other organziation
members of Share, SFLNC, Dance Safe, the Dance Health Task
Force, H.E.A.R., SPI and other community groups who were also
very instrumental in working to support this improtant legislation.
Supervisor Mark Leno Introduced New Dance Legislation
On Aug 19, 2002 Supervisor Mark Leno introduced four new
pieces of dance legislation. For the past three years Supervisor
Leno has spent a great deal of time studying San Francisco's
entertainment permitting laws. These ordinances seek to correct
a number of problems of concern to youth, neighbors, health
advocates and the City Attorney.
Entertainment Commission Fund Ordinance Jul 22, 2002
On Monday, July 22, Supervisors Leno and Newsom introduced
an ordinance based on suggestions from Mayor Brown directing
that entertainment permit fees be put in a city fund specifically
to support the Entertainment Commission. Currently, entertainment
permits fees go into the city general fund and permit administrative
costs are paid through the police department budget.
For more information go to the San Francisco Late night Coalition