Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Meeting on banning single sales of alcohol and beer this Thursday

Schlitz with a straw
If you have an opinion on sales of single cans or bottles or beer and alcohol, here's a meeting for you! Personally I'm torn about this. The argument is that a ban would mean less litter around the neighborhood and less drunkenness. 

I obviously don't like seeing beer cans, fortified wine and liquor bottles strewn all over the neighborhood, and I don't like drunks around, but I wonder if they'll still find a way to drink and toss bottles around even if there is a ban? And what else would this apply to? Normal-sized bottles of booze? Big bottles of fancy beer, like they sell at D'Vines? Not sure. Sounds like some good questions for this meeting. 

And as always, you can check out the Street Booze tag of this blog for lots of photos of the various detritus stashed around the neighborhood. The NCH joke version of Door of the Day, if you will.

Here's the meeting details. 


NEIGHBORS!!!!!!!!
ANC COMMISSIONER
VICKEY A. WRIGHT-SMITH
Is hosting a community meeting on whether we should ban single sales of alcohol and beer in ANC1A
THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2012
FROM 6PM TO 8PM
AT “ZEBA”
COMMUNITY PATIO ROOM
3423 14th Street, NW

There were also be time set aside to discuss other areas of concern for our single member district

2 comments:

jcm said...

It's beer, malt liquor, and ale less than or equal to 70oz and liquor less than or equal to a half pint. It doesn't affect grocery stores. D'Vines would have to apply for an exception. Here's the pdf of the draft resolution.

interfaithyouthactivist.com said...

I think this is a naive and bureaucratic way of addressing 'drunkenness' in our zone. I personally think that we need to invest in more alcoholism awareness programs and community engagement around this issue to have more long lasting improvements. Passing more bureaucratic rules to divert police energy from other BIGGER issues in this community is not the way to address this COMMUNITY PROBLEM. :)Just because it's a rule, doesn't it's going to stop drunkenness in public., esp if folks are suffering from alcoholism.

I wasn't able to make it to the meeting, but would love to know what came about around this topic.