The ability to sell cocktails to-go will disappear by December 21, 2021, unless we tell the Governor we still want this revenue source for our businesses.
State Senate Bill 389 (SB 389) – making permanent the ability to sell cocktails to-go – has made its way through the legislative floor and is currently on the Governor’s desk. We need to tell him to sign it NOW!
Through the California Alcoholic Beverage Control, SB 389 will permanently allow establishments described as a “bonafide public eating place,” including breweries, wineries, and craft distillers, to package prepared alcoholic beverages to go.
In less than a minute, you can show your support for this bill by sending an email to Governor Newsom.
Click the button below and you’ll be prompted to provide your Purpose of Communication (“Have Comment”), your first and last name, your email address, and the subject (scroll down to select SB 389).
On the following page, select “Pro” in support of the bill, and let Newsom know how much this bill means to you. For inspiration, we’ve drafted a sample comment you can copy and paste:
Governor Newsom, I am an independent hospitality business owner who has worked hard and given everything through these tragic times. I ask you to allow us the resiliency and the tools to thrive post-pandemic. Please sign SB 389 into law and show us, the hospitality community, that you care about us and our future.
After a year of advocating on behalf of the hospitality industry and prioritizing independent restaurants, the IHC has launched its membership program.
To welcome and connect with all of you, the IHC invites you to join us for our virtual Membership Kickoff event!
IHC Board Members will introduce themselves and highlight advocacy efforts while sharing our top five legislative priorities for 2021.
We can’t do this alone. The more members in our coalition, the more likely we all are to have our priorities met. If you haven’t officially joined the IHC, please do by clicking here. Already a member? RSVP today and we’ll see you on Monday!
Independent restaurants and bars are the heartbeat of Los Angeles. Even though we are one of the largest industries, the independent hospitality community has never had a unified voice.
While the IHC was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our mission is to be a permanent impactful coalition that advocates for the Los Angeles area hospitality industry with information, resources and legislative action.
While donations are encouraged, membership is currently free. Donations will be put towards funding necessary support staff for meaningful advocacy and member benefits.
Our voices are stronger, together.
We invite you to join us today.
As we work hard to re-open, we want to ensure that as responsible hospitality business operators, we are able to keep the public safe and ensure our businesses stay open.
We’ve gathered some resources for you, including ready-to-print signage, sample guest guidelines, PPE options and more. Click below to get started.