Council Disagrees on Alcohol Resolution - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/10/08

Council Disagrees on Alcohol Resolution

The Lubbock City Council decided to get prepared to go wet. The council approved the resolution, but not everyone one the council agreed on this issue.

The motion to look at the zoning plan and decide what Lubbock would do if citizens voted to change the alcohol laws passed four to two.  The study will examine where alcohol would be sold, and answer where alcohol sales would be allowed.

Some of the council members opposed the proposal because they don't see Lubbock voting to sell alcohol in the city any time soon.

"To even think about what locations you are going to be allowing the liquor stores to go in, i just think we're about doing business backwards on this," said Councilman Floyd Price.

Ultimately, the council decided they would rather be prepared now.

"One of the many, many jobs that the city council has is not just dealing with day to day things and the crisis du jour and so forth, but is looking out to the future for the growth of this community, the orderly planning of this community as it continues to grow," said Mayor Tom Martin.

The council is moving forward in the study on zoning laws, but none of the council members said they plan on getting a petition ready. Even if a petition started, you wouldn't see the issue on the ballot until 2009, so there won't be any major changes any time soon.

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