Originally Posted by mersar
Not really, but they should. Currently 'enforcement' is done through development and planning processes rather then business license processes, meaning there really isn't any enforcement possible once somethings open. I know the Beltline Community Association and others have pushed in the past for bars and licensed restaurants to need an annual review by police, EMS, bylaw, etc that if those stakeholders say 'no go' then the business license is revoked until the business can demonstrate plans to resolve whatever the issue is. The city tried to go down that road in the past year, but in a kind of weak almost voluntary way. Plus programs like BestBarNone mentioned above do exist, but are voluntary as well.
I don't see the point of a voluntary program.
This article says a dozen licensed establishments were shut down in the first half of 2011:
Do you know where I can find this list?
I don't know if a comprehensive review is required for all licensed restaurants... Maybe anything that receives a threshold number of social disorder calls in a surrounding 4 block radius. If you fall into the bottom 10% for complaints, then a comprehensive review is required, and possibilities of trimmed business hours or in worst cases removal of licence.
One would think some sort of GIS geek could figure this out.