For Immediate Release
September 23, 2009
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John Ivanic, (614) 645-6798
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Councilmember Ginther to Hold Public Meeting on Liquor Objection Process
(COLUMBUS) –Columbus City Councilmember Andrew J. Ginther, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, will conduct a public meeting to discuss the state's annual liquor permitting process, and how the public can work with the city to object to the renewal of liquor permits held by problem establishments.
The public meeting will provide a forum to explain the liquor permit renewal objection process; make clear the city's role in permitting liquor establishments and the limitations on that role; what steps the city has taken to address problem liquor permit holders; different approaches to resolving community concerns with problem liquor establishments; the efficacy of the City’s efforts to hold liquor permit holders accountable; and what the community can do to assist the City in its attempt to ensure that businesses selling alcohol do so in a manner consistent with community standards.
Representatives from the office of Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr., the Columbus Department of Public Safety, and the Columbus Division of Police will present and provide background information on the liquor permitting/permit renewal process.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Columbus City Council Chambers
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
This informational session is open to the public and will be broadcast live on GTC-3. Interested civic leaders are encouraged to attend. Free parking is available after 5 PM in the City Hall surface lot at Gay and Front Streets.