Mayor plans public booze crackdown
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 6:55a.m.
A booze taskforce is set to tackle drink-related anti-social behaviour in Auckland.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown is determined the city should clean up its act.
“I want the taskforce to agree on a plan of action to assist in making the experiences of our central city safe, clean, friendly and exciting for all,” says Mr Brown.
“I am determined that inner city Auckland will be a place where people feel safe while enjoying its entertainment and hospitality, and coming and going from their homes and jobs.”
Instant fines and earlier closing for bars are being considered by the taskforce, which includes councillors, local businesses and police.
The group is to expand on work already being done to develop new bylaws and local alcohol plans.
Mr Brown says he wants the city centre to be safe, and somewhere people can go to enjoy themselves.
“Judging by the response from everyone I have approached, I know there is a real willingness to get involved," says Mr Brown.
RadioLIVE / 3 News
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