Council bill would tighten belt on promoters

    But it has been toned down some after input from promoters who will be affected by the legislation.

    A bill to put more oversight on promoters is moving forward in Philadelphia City Council.  But it has been toned down some after input from promoters who will be affected by the legislation.

    Councilman Bill Greenlee says the bill will apply to promoters who rent out clubs for events.  The move is because of out of control behavior at some venues in the city.  Arthur Green was among those testifying on the bill.  He says behavior outside a club near his home is offensive.

    “In my neighborhood, right on Sixth and Green is Club Palmers, and we had public nudity where there was a girl in a car and there was a guy doing his thing and everybody standing around looking at him like nothing’s happening,” Green said.

    The bill mandates that promoters have a business privilege license, obtain permits, provide a security plan and make sure promoters can handle the crowds that will show up for an event.

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