A popular Alvarado Street restaurant and bar would remain on a short leash if the Monterey Planning Commission goes along with a staff recommendation Tuesday.
The commission is making a six-month review of the use permit revised in May for the Mucky Duck, 479 Alvarado St., which offers live music on an outdoor patio at the rear of the business.
Downtown Monterey nightspots have been under the microscope since a Jan. 1, 2011, shooting outside the Mucky Duck, when it was under different management.
In May, after a six-month period in which no complaints or police calls for service occurred, the Planning Commission gave the business more flexibility in terms of hours and live music.
While the past six months have been relatively quiet, city planners say the number of police calls at the Mucky Duck did pick up.
A commission report says the recent calls included a sexual battery, a fight between two men, three noise complaints, five public intoxication calls and two vandalism reports.
Security cameras in the bar-restaurant caught the "unsolicited grabbing" in the sexual battery case and led police to make an arrest. The system worked properly and the incident was reported, the report says.
But police didn't learn about the fight, in which a victim was punched in the nose, until the hospital called. The commission report says the business didn't report the incident because it didn't seem significant. One of the participants punched a wall outside
Noise complaints are a continuing issue for the community, and police issued one citation since May, the report says.
City staff members recommend another review of permit conditions in six months.
If you go
·What: Monterey Planning Commission meeting
·When: 4 p.m. Tuesday
·Where: City Council chambers, 580 Pacific St.
If you go