Hey, kids, you're looking at a yearlong grounding by the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council.
That 9 p.m. curfew on places like the Country Club Plaza and Westport may go from a summer thing to a year-round rule.
The Kansas City Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee this week is expected to take up a proposed ordinance that would make last year's summer curfew at entertainment districts good for any time of year.
The controversial ordinance was passed in 2011 on the heels of well-publicized incidents of minors congregating on the Plaza late at night, stirring up trouble and angst among the Plaza's older crowd and the Kansas City Council.
The trouble hit its high point that year when Kansas City Mayor Sly James hit the pavement with his security detail during a nighttime visit to the Plaza when shots were fired, leading to injuries.
That 2011 law set a 9 p.m. curfew at the Plaza, Westport, Downtown, 18th & Vine and Zona Rosa starting from the Friday before Memorial Day and ending the last Sunday in September.
But trouble has persisted in the colder months following the September 30 expiration of the curfew last year.
Plazagoers in recent weeks can attest to a heightened presence by both police and a younger crowd in and around the tony shopping district.
Councilwoman Jan Marcason sponsored the new ordinance that would make that curfew last all year, applying to anyone under the age of 18.
The council committee is expected to first discuss the bill at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.