The Chinatown Business and Community Association is trying to rally more support for an alcohol ban during street parties, like First Friday events.
Chinatown leaders submitted a petition with more than 500 names asking the liquor commission to ban the sale of alcohol during block parties.
They say the booze during street festivals causes public intoxication and a nuisance.
So far, no government action has been implemented and the Chinatown Business and Community Association held a meeting Tuesday morning to review the issue.
During the meeting, the group also met with their state representative and senator to get more support behind the ban.
"It's a constant excuse that we find that these promoters say, 'We need the alcohol to make money,'" said Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock of the Chinatown Business and Community Association. "But, if you need to make money on a cultural festival, don't do it. Get cultural funding. Get sponsors and do one for the community and not for profit."
Shubert-Kwock says one legislator supports the ban. She says her group is still collecting signatures in hopes of getting an ordinance passed.