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City to reconsider 5-year lookback
Chance: New alcohol ordinance goes too far
Travis Chance Statesboro City Council WEB
District 5 Councilman Travis Chance
A proposal is on the Statesboro City Council's agenda for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to reduce the time the city looks back for previous Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance violations from five years to three in considering suspensions of businesses' alcohol licenses. The agenda calls for a first reading of the amendment, implying that a second reading and vote would be held later. This follows a realization, when the council acted on police recommendations to suspend the licenses of several stores in December and of several restaurants and bars earlier this month, that the five-year lookback in the 2016 ordinance is a dramatic change from past practice.
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