HOUSE PARTIES: Iowa City Police Warn Of Consequences

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Iowa City voters will decide Tuesday whether to repeal or keep the city’s 21 and over ordinance.

It prohibits people under the age of 21 from entering most bars after 10 p.m.

KWWL reports fliers have been spotted in the downtown area advertising house parties. To make sure underage drinkers, don’t get alcohol at neighborhood house parties, the Iowa City Police Department says it’s best to just tell residents of the consequences.

“The best way to prevent, to keep people safe is to educate them. So we take the opportunity to go out, if there’s an address listed, and speak to those residents, those tenants in the apartments or house and let them know kind of the consequences,” says Iowa City Police Officer Jorey Bailey.

Supporters of the ordinance say there’s been a decrease in underage drinking, but opponents say it’s actually had a negative effect, increasing house parties off campus.

 

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