Councilmembers Send Letter to County’s State Delegation About Liquor Control (PHOTO)
Eight Montgomery County Councilmembers wrote a letter to State Senator Nancy King, chair of Montgomery’s State Senate Delegation, and to chair of the County’s State House Delegation Shane Robinson, regarding their position on possible liquor control changes.
According to a news release, Council President George Leventhal, Vice President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice, and Hans Riemer wrote the letter to “reiterate the County Council’s position on potential legislative changes to the County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC).” Councilmember Roger Berline did not sign the letter.
The letter states:
“The bills proposed by Delegate Frick and Comptroller Franchot share substantial common ground with the County Council’s approach. Our proposed legislation would also allow private wholesalers to sell directly to retailers and restaurants. However, the Frick and Franchot proposals seek a complete change without regard for the aspects of DLC operations that actually work well for consumers and taxpayers or the impact on other county priorities.”
You can view the letter the Councilmembers sent below:
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