With Capitol Hill’s increasingly food and drink-focused economy, proposed changes that would extend liquor service hours in the city could have an outsized impact on the neighborhood. Next Monday, the Washington Liquor Control Board comes to Seattle to hear public feedback on the proposals. Some are already rallying to oppose the changes. Others say it will be good for public safety and the Seattle nightlife industry. Here are details on next Monday’s hearing:
The Liquor Control Board is holding a public hearing in Seattle March 12, 2012 regarding the City of Seattle’s petition to open rulemaking for extended hours of alcohol service.
Prior to making a determination of whether to pursue rulemaking, the Board is interested in hearing from community members and leaders, communities surrounding Seattle, law enforcement at the local, county and state level, neighborhood and community groups and other interested parties.
This is your opportunity to provide your comments to the Liquor Board at this hearing. Whether you support the City of Seattle’s request or oppose it, we want to hear from you.
Please join us:
March 12, 2012 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
A message posted to our sister site the Central District News by the East Precinct Advisory Council includes this note from the WSLCB about the possibility of another hearing being scheduled for Seattle:
“At this point we are scheduling just one hearing in the Seattle area. I’m the process of scheduling hearings in Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Spokane as well, one per city. Our Seattle hearing was scheduled in conjunction with Mayor McGinn’s office, and while it may not be idea in terms of timing, I do hope those that have comments on the proposal will send them to Karen McCall (KJM@liq.wa.gov). Karen is tracking every comment submitted, whether for or against opening rulemaking, and sharing those with our Board. I do apologize again for the inconvenience of the scheduling. “