spanky wrote:Dulouz wrote:spanky wrote:How does a plan that reduces licenses through attrition help the situation when the problem bars continue operate and cause problems without being affected by this proposed resolution cum ordinance.
It will encourage the city to go the arduous process of revocation. Once that process begins, it will be in the owner's best interest to sell the bar or risk losing 100% of the value of the business once the site is banned from a license.
The laws to revoke are already in place with the result being uh, revocation. Why would the density Plan (limiting licenses through attrition) provide any encouragement similar to what you outline above: short answer? It won't.
Wrong. The incentive is to sell the bar instead of fight revocation. Once revocation succeeds, then the establishment cannot be a tavern (under the denisty plan) and the owner loses their investment.
Currently, the owner could fight and lose, sell the bar to a new owner who could then get a license. Essentially, the density plan provides a stronger penalty for revocation and makes it too risky to fight thereby making it more likely for the city to spend the time and money to go that route.