Lincoln Police Chief Discusses the Benefits of the New Social Host Ordinance

Thursday, members of of the Youth Commission spoke with students at Lincoln High School about the city’s new Social Host Ordinance. Lincoln is the latest city in Placer County to adopt such a policy.

If a person is caught hosting a party with kids drinking or using drugs, that person can be charged $1,000 by the city. Plus the District Attorney can also charge them with an infraction or a misdemeanor. For minors hosting these parties, their parents will be held responsible.

Rocklin and Roseville have already used their ordinances to dole out fines.

“We’re actually hoping that this serves as a deterrent. That would be my view of a success, is to not use the ordinance,” Lincoln Police Chief Doug Lee said.

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