From the Washington State Liquor Board:
“You are invited…
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. Under the City of Seattle’s proposal, individual cities would have the ability to seek an exemption from the 2:00 a.m. deadline for alcohol sales at on-premises locations. Cities would be able to set their own hours, including allowing alcohol sales around-the-clock.
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. For more background information on the City of Seattle’s petition, please see the LCB website: http://www.liq.wa.gov/rules/extended-hours-rule-making
You are receiving this email because we want to make sure you have a chance 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″
Note: Many citizens have requested a second hearing in the community, outside of work hours. This is the Liquor Board’s response:
“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 ([email protected]). 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. “