According to Fox 11, West Hollywood approves extending last call until 4AM! This means bars in WeHo will be open until 4AM! In a 3-2 vote Monday night, West Hollywood City Council voted to extend the last call! The vote will still however need to be approved by the state! Councilmember John Erickson says the biggest concern is making sure patrons get home safely:
"As a young person and young elected official, I see my friends out there way past 2 a.m., but also we have public safety concerns. We want to make sure people are getting home safely. And when people are leaving our bars and nightlife, they’re going into other cities so what do other cities think?"
Professional Dancer Shania Johnson says:
"I feel like a lot of employees could benefit from making more money in that after-hours area just because there’s so much money to be made in nightlife, I feel like more people start to go out after midnight so why would we stop serving at 2 a.m., especially when all the big cities like New York, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, all of them are open 'til 4 a.m."