DALY CITY (KCBS)— Daly City joins Pacifica as the second city in San Mateo County to enact a social host ordinance. The new law allows police to cite adults for hosting parties with underage drinking.

Mary Bier of North County Prevention Partnership came to endorse the social-host ordinance from a personal tragedy.

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“10 years ago my nephew and his girlfriend left a house party and they got into an accident and both of them were killed. If we’re letting our kids drink at home, we’re creating a culture to that is what they want to do. That’s what they expect to do,” she said.

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Daly City Councilman David Canepa believes fines that hold adults accountable for underage drinking in the home are a deterrent.

“Now what the parent can say is, ‘I can get fined by the city of Daly City $1,500.’ It gives them the opportunity of saying, ‘I’m not going to do it’.

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Canepa hopes that the ordinance will serve as a way to engage the community in conversations about underage drinking.