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Mayor Berke outlines plan to control violence at event halls

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Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke speaks to the media Wednesday. Photo by Callie Starnes/WRCBtv.com Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke speaks to the media Wednesday. Photo by Callie Starnes/WRCBtv.com
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Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchor Callie Starnes is tweeting from Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's news conference, where he is outlining his plan to curb violence at events halls in the city.

You can follow Callie Starnes on Twitter @CallieStarnes.

Tweets are in chronological order, with the newest at top.

Berke says new rules won't hurt event halls doing it right.

Public Safety Committee Chair Moses Freeman vows to move legislation forward quickly through #CHACityCouncil. First vote could come Tuesday.

Beer Board will issue permits and hear violations. CPD to have authority to take action following acts of violence. #eventhalls

Ordinance to be presented at next week's #CHACityCouncil meeting.

Berke: "We must hold them accountable and hold them to the same standards as everyone else." Says loop holes will end. #eventhalls

In terms of enforcement, Berke proposes if 2 violations occur in year the event hall no longer eligible for permit.

Modified legislation also imposes 3 am close, mandatory reporting of fights/disturbances & security plan.

Berke wants to apply special gathering ordinance to event halls. Permit mandated if open after midnight, charge fee, serve alcohol, 50 ppl +

Tent, podium set up outside scene of latest event hall shooting. Mayor Berke to present plan for regulation.

After weeks of debate about violence at event halls, @AndyBerke to present his plan to get it under control. Live tweets starting at 3:15.

 

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