He suggested while most other cities apply the 50 percent of gross sales rule, those cities also have more restrictions in place to reduce the chance a minor will be in a bar drinking.
Clinton’s 12:30 a.m. curfew for minors in bars is the most lax of any city. In Iowa City the curfew is 10 p.m., Dubuque 9 p.m. and Cedar Rapids 7 p.m.
The conversation stems from more than two years of work the Gateway ImpACT Coalition has done to alter the monitoring plan bars with Class II exemptions are required to follow.
In October, the City Council rejected a change to the plan to force all patrons between the ages of 21 and 30 to wear wristbands in bars where minors are allowed.