San Francisco Mayor Lee To Join Debate Over Nightclub Security

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has decided to throw himself into the contentious debate over whether security should be beefed up at the city’s nightclubs.

Mayor Lee asked members of the city’s Entertainment Commission to hold off on formal debate of proposed security measures until he’s had more time to study them.

The proposal from the San Francisco Police Department includes requiring metal detectors, surveillance cameras and the scanning of IDs.

Those who spoke during a public comment period at Tuesday night’s Entertainment Commission meeting strongly opposed those plans, with one speaker comparing going out dancing in San Francisco to a TSA screening at the airport.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

It’s unclear when the issue of nightclub safety rules will once again be before the commission.

Club safety has been a big concern since a series of shootings outside popular night spots last year, including one near Union Square that killed a German tourist.

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