Edward L. Reisinger III

Failed amendments to zoning bill would have put restrictions on booze, and they may come back

Failed amendments to zoning bill would have put restrictions on booze, and they may come back

A bill that would rewrite the city's zoning code passed last week, but not without drama. A series of amendments, proposed by Councilman Nick Mosby and passed by The Land Use and Transportation committee, would have made it virtually impossible to open a bar or liquor store—and probably impossible to keep existing bars and liquor stores open.

By a vote of 11-3, the measures failed. Mosby, Bill Henry, and Mary Pat Clarke voted in favor of them. Robert Curran abstained.

But a campaign against them seemed to get to Mosby, who began his remarks by saying, "I stand before you today utterly disappointed."

"I'm not sure what was learned from the events of...

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