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Mayor Bowser’s concerns about the law stemmed from a lack of legal guidelines concerning private club use, which she felt would put law enforcement in a tricky position. Councilmembers agreed that Bowser’s concerns were worth being addressed before moving ahead with the law.
Councilman Jack Evans of Ward 2 said, “She made some valid points. This could be the Wild West if this doesn’t get taken care of.”
“By allowing the current law to lapse in a couple of weeks, there would actually be some disorder,” said Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. “Several members realized that actually was more of a problem than they had realized on the initiative vote.”