More Rave Rules

Less than one month after the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission lifted a moratorium on raves at the publicly owned facility, officials have voted to add new restrictions for such events.

Under the new rules, organizers seeking to hold a rave at the Coliseum or the Los Angeles Sports Arena must provide security and operational plans to the commission for review at least two months prior to the event.

In addition, commissioners examined recommendations from a report by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health during a Dec. 1 meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The recommendations reportedly advise stricter enforcement of age limits, adding security based on the size of an event, drug searches outside and inside venues and adding on-site emergency medical personnel.

“There’s a way to do it right where we protect the public and allow this opportunity to take place, Supervisor Don Knabe told the Times, adding that he prefers raves be regulated rather than “driven to the back alleys.”

The moratorium was put in place after a teen concertgoer died during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Coliseum in June. Several events scheduled before the ban took effect were allowed to go on with additional safety measures in place including doctors and nurses on site, 18-and-older crowds and 2 a.m. curfews.

Officials are expected to vote to adopt the additional recommendations during an upcoming meeting. The Department of Public Health will monitor the outcomes of the new regulations and issue a report on the findings next summer, the paper said.