JC Council OKs after-hours ordinance
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
An ordinance allowing the city to revoke business licenses of after-hours clubs has been approved, but not without some protest by a local business.
At the City Council meeting Monday, council members approved an ordinance that enables the city to revoke a business license if the business operates between the hours of 1:30-4 a.m. and fails to comply with certain fire code requirements and what the city considers to be added safety requirements.
Attorney Samuel Trapp, representing local after-hours business Club Motivation, said he was concerned this ordinance was specifically targeting Club Motivation and owner Thomas Johnson.
“I’m even more concerned that I believe this targets him because of his race,” Trapp said.