Today at 1:00 p.m., the Board of Supervisors’ City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee will consider an ordinance to overhaul the Entertainment Commission’s process for granting – and revoking – entertainment permits. For years, parties on all sides of the issue have been frustrated at the Commission’s minimal control and oversight of trouble nightclubs. The proposal in question (pushed by nightclub owners) is meant to give the Commission more teeth to better enforce its mandate. In fact, some changes that give more guidance to the permitting process spell out ambiguities under current law that have paralyzed the ability to resolve conflicts. But some neighborhood residents believe giving the Entertainment Commission – many of whose members have a financial stake in entertainment venues – more power is the last thing to do, and are upset they were not included in the drafting this proposal. A few, in fact, only heard about today’s hearing based on outreach that nightclubs have done to help promote it. Stay tuned ...