DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones thinks he has a compromise to Commissioner Jeff Rader’s proposal to shut down the county’s bars at 2 a.m. He wants to leave the hours just the way they are! He doesn’t think that is the real issue. The real issue is a public safety one. He’s drafting legislation that would have new businesses coming into DeKalb County pay a higher business fee. That money would be used to hire more code enforcement officers and police officers to tackle the problem.
“Reducing the hours is not going to address any of theses issues. Let’s just give more tools and resources where they are needed,” said Jones.
Jones said there was a shooting recently at Club Opera in Atlanta. Obviously, that has nothing to do with the time people stop pouring liquor, he said.
What do you think about his proposal?