Mayor breaks tie on alcohol votes

LDR photo/Steve Smith

Rev. Don Anderson was one of many people who spoke against two alcohol-related ordinances at Monday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting. The council chamber was filled to overflowing for the meeting.


The Lebanon City Council heard nearly two hours of citizen comments Monday night opposing two ordinances that expand alcohol purchases in the city and then voted to pass both with Mayor Jared Carr casting the tie-breaking votes.
The city council chamber was filled to overflowing with more than 100 people who attended to show opposition to the ordinances.  Many of them also spoke during the public comments portion of the meeting.
One of the ordinances will allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages in city parks when sold by approved caterers or concessionaires at special events. The other establishes rules and regulations pertaining to sidewalk restaurants, including serving alcohol.
All of the people who showed up to offer public comments were opposed to the ordinances. Many spoke about wanting to keep the parks family-friendly and the dangers of drunk driving. Some said the events would lead to intoxicated people at parks who could be a danger to children.

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