For Immediate Release: August 1, 2012
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Columbus City Council to Hold a Public Meeting on the Liquor Objection Process
Councilmember Michelle M. Mills
City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Columbus City Council Chambers
90 West Broad Street
Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, Chair of the Public Safety and Judiciary 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. and the Columbus Division of Police will present and provide background information on the liquor permitting/permit renewal process.
The meeting will be broadcast live on CTV, Columbus’ government television channel 3 on local cable systems. Speaker slips will be accepted on the day of hearing till 5:30. General rules of Council apply. Interested civic leaders are encouraged to attend.