The city of Poway’s social host ordinance made national news headlines in January, when a resident faced accusations of violating the law for allowing his daughter to throw an alcohol-fueled Playboy-themed party.
Poway’s social host ordinance will once again take center stage Tuesday night at 7 p.m. This time, in a brighter light.
Mayor Steve Vaus has invited members of Advocates for Change Today, a Mid-City youth advocacy coalition, to present “Ask Me About Social Host” to the Poway City Council. The teens developed the bi-lingual grassroots advocacy campaign as a platform for sparking a community-wide conversation about the important role of social host ordinances in underage drinking prevention.
Social Host Ordinances are local laws — passed in San Diego County’s 18 municipalities — that prohibit adults from knowingly hosting underage drinking parties on property they own, lease or otherwise control.
With prom and graduation season underway, ACT hopes its campaign will prevent adults from hosting parties, where alcohol is served, on behalf of teens who are celebrating these important occasions.
The presentation will be at the Poway City Council Chambers, 13325 Civic Center Drive Poway.
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