Providence council president proposes nightlife safety measures

Providence City Council President Sabina Matos. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The president of the Providence City Council is proposing several new nightlife safety measures in response to several violent incidents at city clubs recently.

Council President Sabina Matos’ proposals released Tuesday include prohibiting the issuance of new 2 a.m. liquor licenses in some areas of the city, requiring video surveillance systems at more establishments, and codifying penalties for violators.

One of the more violent incidents was a fatal stabbing at a hookah lounge in October.

The ordinances will be referred to committee for further vetting and public comment.