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|November 9, 2017 City Council Regular Meeting|
Motion to Adopt Resolution Extending a 90-Day Moratorium for New Alcoholic Beverage Licenses on West Bay Street
On August 17, 2017, City Council approved a Resolution extending a 90-day moratorium barring acceptance by the City's agencies of applications for new alcoholic beverage licenses in a defined area of West Bay Street. It was the determination of the Mayor and Aldermen that the density of alcoholic beverage licenses in the West Bay Street corridor is creating substantial problems for the surrounding neighborhoods, increasing the amount of litter, loitering, unruly behavior, traffic congestion, and diminishing the quality of life in these neighborhoods.
The moratorium was enacted to give City staff time to study, assess, review, consider, and determine the densities and location for which it would be appropriate to issue new alcoholic beverage licenses in such area and to incorporate such densities and/or locations into ascertainable standards in the Code of Ordinances. This moratorium will expire November 17, 2017. A 90-day extension of the moratorium is needed to continue this work and bring recommended ordinance changes to City Council. If approved, this moratorium will expire on February 9, 2018.
Jennifer Herman, Senior Assistant City Attorney
RESOLUTION EXTENDING TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON West Bay JNH.pdf