Steamboat Springs is considering adopting a social host ordinance, which would add harsher punishments -- such as jail time -- for adults who knowingly "host" parties where underage drinking is allowed. Do you think Craig needs a social host ordinance?

Yes. It is one more tool for police and schools in preventing underage drinking. 88 votes

31.10%

Yes. The threat of jail is the only way to stop people from enabling underage teens and adults. 54 votes

19.08%

No. It would not really help stop underage drinking and would cost taxpayers more money. 34 votes

12.01%

No. It is unnecessary. The law already makes it illegal. 85 votes

30.04%

I'm not sure. It would depend on the actual wording of the ordinance. 10 votes

3.53%

I'm not sure. I need more information on this issue before deciding. 12 votes

4.24%

283 total votes

Comments

jjcarver 5 years, 6 months ago

This is a hotly debated question. Under aged drinking is a thing that has been a problem for years and will continue to be a problem. Anyone that hosts a party where under aged drinking is involved should be held responsible for the actions of anyone they serve drinks to. All too often when drinking (both legal and underaged) too many individuals feel that they can handle their booze. I have been a Colorado State Patrolman and I have also been an RN that worked in the Emergency room for over 20 years In a hospital. I am also a minister and have had to comfort (if possible) the individual families of someone that has been hurt or killed because of Booze. Maybe the individual that serves the drinks should have to be the one that tells a parent that their child has been hurt or killed because of the actions on the one they served drinks to. Like I said this is a very difficult thing to answer. Any thing that will aid to control (underaged or legal) should be carefully considered.

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bigrred1576 5 years, 6 months ago

Many parents that I know, have served Booze at their childrens Graduation parties. They say that they took the keys from everyone in attendance. They also say that if they dont do it at home, they will do it someplace else, and Know that they are driving home. It is a hot issue, but ANOTHER law is not going to change the facts, It has to start at the top and work all the way down.

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taxslave 5 years, 6 months ago

Check out who applied for a special liquor permit....The Boys And Girls Club.....

Who's kidding who here.

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