Sunday Alcohol Sales Could Be Decided By Voters Nov. 8

By Special to the Daily World
The Atlanta City Council is considering a measure that will allow for voters within the City of Atlanta to decide on Sunday alcohol sales.

Ordinance #11-O-1169 allowing voters to decide whether or not to authorize the Atlanta City Council to permit and regulate the retail sale of liquor, beer and wine on Sundays within the City of Atlanta is sponsored by City Council Members Alex Wan, Kwanza Hall, Cleta Winslow, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond, H. Lamar Willis, and Yolanda Adrean, pursuant to the new state law enacted during the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly, Senate Bill 10.

The public is invited to comment on this matter during the City Council’s 1 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Atlanta City Hall, Council Chamber (second floor), 55 Trinity Ave., S.W.

If Ordinance #11-O-1168 is adopted and approved, the City of Atlanta will place the Sunday alcohol sales referendum question on a Nov. 8 City of Atlanta Special Election ballot, to be held in conjunction with elections to consider the referendum approval of the extension of the penny sales tax by Atlanta Public Schools and to fill the vacant Atlanta Board of Education District 2 seat.

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