Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed nine California cities, including San Francisco and Oakland, to permit alcohol sales until 4 a.m.
SB 905, introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), sought to create a five-year pilot program for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to serve alcohol in participating cities two hours later than presently allowed, with municipalities able to extend last-call in certain neighborhoods or with other restrictions.
Brown prefers the current cutoff.
Writing that the California Highway Patrol believes the bill would lead to more drunk driving, Brown declined to sign SB 905 into law.