A new ordinance passed in the city of Weston has effectively banned
all hope of local nightlife, including the construction of any future
dance halls, nightclubs and skating rinks.
Mayor Eric Hersh handed down the decision recently, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
“This is something that we thought would protect the city,” he told the paper.
The neighboring towns of Pembroke Pines and Davie still offer dancing
and skating for Weston residents in search of a good time after the sun
And for children, school dances are still allowed, as well as gatherings at the YMCA, school extra-curriculars and city parks.
City officials reportedly became concerned after noticing that
gunfire, gang activity, stabbings and brawls have all been occurring
with increasing frequency throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
In response to the spike in crime at social spots in the area, Weston
decided to take preventative action against similar activity happening
in its backyard.
Hersh referred to the ordinance as a non-issue for Weston to the
Sun-Sentinel, as those sorts of businesses have always been informally
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