Flamingo residents who oppose a six-day New Year’s bash in the Pacific coast town had a victory this week.
Municipal officials in Santa Cruz said that an open container law would be enforced for the event, a resident reported.
That means there probably will be fewer participants in the music and drinking event.
The event begins with what is being called a warmup Dec. 27. The location is the eating and drinking spot called Amberes. Most of the crowd remains in the streets or on the beach.
A principal objection of the residents is the influx of revelers who crowd the streets and generally make traffic impossible. There are a limited number of streets in Flamingo.
In previous years the crowd may have numbers as much as 8,000.
The celebration was more sedate last year with an open-container prohibition being in effect. That is why residents did not want the municipality to budge on this issue.
Another objection is the noise.
Amberes is promoting the event with a Facebook page.