SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Lawmakers in Santa Rosa are proposing city-sanctioned sideshows in hopes it will stop the violence too often breaks out as drivers burn fuel and rubber, performing daring donuts and other feats. Often spectators get hurt.
Councilmember Eddie Alvarez has come up with a plan that calls for creating a venue for sideshows where drivers can do tricks in a safe controlled environment.READ MORE: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Kirk Cousins Put Up Points On The Cowboys Defense?
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Police in Santa Rosa are against the idea and say they are often too large to control or stop. In recent weeks, 2 girls were stabbed at a sideshow Sebastopol Road and West Avenue, in Santa Rosa. TMORE NEWS: Group Forms To Help Former California Prison Inmates' Return to Society
Alvarez insists the plan could be a great to involve youth in government and policy-making.