Sacramento County bans the river party

So what happens now that the Sacramento County board of supervisors voted unanimously to ban alcohol on the American River, beginning next summer?

Well, it’s pretty simple: This means that Regional Parks director Jeff Leatherman can announce at any time a booze ban on the river, between Hazel Avenue and Watt Avenue, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Leatherman told SN&R on Tuesday that, while he doesn’t anticipate any bans the rest of this summer, the new county resolution doesn’t put a time frame on how far out his office must give notice. “But our intent would be to let people know as soon as possible,” he assured.

He said he is on Facebook and Twitter looking for Rafters Gone Wild-type parties and that this new law is a “next genesis” in trying to deal with drinking on the American.