Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The measure passed by a huge margin.
DeKalb County voters voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales Tuesday by a wide margin. After residents voted in November to put the measure on today's ballot, many voters at different precincts in DeKalb County said the issue was one of their primary reasons to go to the voting booth. Other areas voting on a Sunday sales measure included Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Henry counties and the cities of Austell, Buford, Cumming, Lovejoy, Marietta and Powder Springs. The vote allows stores in unincorporated DeKalb County to sell beer, wine and alcohol seven days a week. A number of voters at the polls today called the current law, which prohibits Sunday sales, antiquated and inconvenient. "I'm sick of having to drive to Fulton County or Gwinnett …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
East Atlanta Patch voters in DeKalb to decide Sunday alcohol sales; those in Atlanta will determine fate of the one-penny municipal option sales tax.
Super Tuesday in Georgia will be one super vote in Georgia. There's the Republican presidential primary, which includes Georgia's own and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. But voters in East Atlanta Patch will have a couple of local, but important issues to decide, too, on March 6. Those voters in the city limits of Atlanta will be asked to vote to reauthorize a one-cent municipal option sales tax — MOST — that aims to keep water rates down. If voters fail to renew the tax, water rates could increase by 25 to 30 percent. Atlanta voters already reauthorized MOST in 2008 after first voting for it in 2004. This next MOST authorization, if approved, would be for another four-year-period and is projected to generate up to $750 million …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Sales start following November ballot results
Not that you you needed one more thing to toast, but starting today, Atlantans can buy beer wine and spirits at stores on Sundays. The change follows the Nov. 8 elections in which 82 percent of Atlanta voters supported the longstanding ban of Sunday sales of alcohol at supermarkets, liquor stores and other retail outlets.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Voters will cast their ballots Nov. 8
Will Atlanta voters join the rest of the post-Prohibition world to allow retail sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sunday? Nov. 8, election day, residents of the city will cast their ballots for — or against — Sunday sales. The Peach State is one of 14 in the Union that has Sunday liquor sales bans dating back to Prohibition, according to ProhibitionRepeal.com. Georgia has the added distinction, along with Indiana and Connecticut, of being the only three states in the country to ban Sunday retail sales of not just liquor, but beer and wine as well. Opponents have said those with a taste for the fruit of the vine, can buy package alcohol Monday through Saturday. Sunday should be reserved for reflection. Supporters say it will bring in extra …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
East Atlanta's Natalyn Archibong votes against it
Atlanta residents will get the chance to have their say on Sunday alcohol sales this November. The Atlanta City Council on Tuesday voted 9-2 for the measure, which lets voters decide if they will authorize the city council to allow and regulate Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor. The question — Ordinance #11-O-1169 — will be placed on the Nov. 8, 2011 City of Atlanta Special Election ballot. That ballot also would include the referendum to continue the extension of the the penny sales tax by Atlanta Public Schools and to fill the vacant Atlanta Board of Education District 2 seat. Two of the City Council members who represent the neighborhoods that comprise East Atlanta Patch Kwanza Hall and Alex Wan were among the eight sponsors of the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
City Council studying measure
Atlanta residents may get the chance to weigh in on Sunday alcohol sales this November. Under a plan currently under consideration by the Atlanta City Council, the proposed Ordinance No. 11-O-1169, would let voters decide if the city should allow retail sales of beer, wine and liquor. Of the four City Council members who represent the neighborhoods that comprise East Atlanta Patch — Natalyn Archibong, Kwanza Hall, Carla Smith and Alex Wan — only Hall and Wan are among the plan's sponsors. If the City Council approves, the Sunday alcohol sales referendum question willl be placed on the Nov. 8, 2011 City of Atlanta Special Election ballot. That ballot also would include the referendum to continue the extension of the the penny sales tax by …