Re "Rowdyism rankles Folsom" (Our Region, Oct. 10): In response to the reported comments of Edward Auel, manager of the Hacienda del Rio Restaurant, I want to point out that if his and other businesses were in compliance with state Alcoholic Beverage Control law, there would be no need for this entertainment district ordinance.
His liquor licence is issued with the understanding that his business will operate responsibly, meaning that it will not overserve alcohol to patrons and that if a patron exhibits public disturbance, it is responsible to the neighborhood for curtailing this behavior.
We cannot just go along with "good faith" agreements. There are 27 establishments that serve alcohol in Historic Folsom and current and past history shows that some businesses are not being responsible members of the community. This ordinance guarantees that businesses will operate in a responsible manner and if ownership changes there will still be rules in place to hold them accountable.
-- Ben Fuentes, Folsom