Frick Says Public Support is “Overwhelming” for Reforming MoCo Liquor Monopoly (VIDEOS)
In this MyMCMedia Extra video, State Delegate Bill Frick, who represents District 16, says “there is overwhelming public support” for reforming Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly.
But what do Montgomery County officials think? Frick says he’s heard an interest in reform but concern about a loss of revenue. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:
Frick is pushing a bill that would put this issue to a referendum so the voters could decide in November of 2016. A hearing on that bill is scheduled for Nov. 30 in Rockville.
In a statement released on Thursday, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett proposed to put the Department of Liquor Control’s (DLC) wholesale and retail operations under a Liquor Control Authority. “A Liquor Authority will bring private sector experience and management to the table in the form of a Board of Directors; the organization will be more nimble and […]
UPDATED The long-serving director of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC), George Griffin, is “moving on,” according to a county memo that was sent out late Friday afternoon by Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine. Griffin has worked for Montgomery County government for 21 years, according to the memo. Fariba Kassiri, assistant chief administrative […]
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett hosted a budget forum in Bethesda on Monday, January 11. Residents shared their concerns about the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports. Related:
The Department of Liquor Control issued an apology letter to restaurants and stores which it delivers alcohol supplies to last week after an error caused delivery problems. The letter signed by Director George Griffin states that human error resulted in the consolidation of five files into a single file. This created a single delivery schedule, […]
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will announce the results of a study on the impact of private sale and distribution of alcohol in Montgomery County on Tuesday morning. The study was conducted by the state Bureau of Revenue and Estimates. Comptroller Franchot will be joined by small business owners and local leaders who support ending Montgomery […]
The Montgomery County delegation held a local bills hearing on Nov. 30 at the Council Chambers in Rockville. There was a packed crowd for the hearing that lasted until 2 a.m. on Dec. 1st. County Executive Ike Leggett was among those in the room to testify about a bill that could impact the way the […]
After months of Ad Hoc Committee meetings and plans for reform, the future of the Department of Liquor Control continues to be a hot topic among local leaders in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about the delegation’s Nov. 30th hearing, here.
Liquor control legislation continues to be a hot button issue among local leaders. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talks about how removing the monopoly would impact taxpayers.
Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner said he supports State Delegate Bill Frick’s bill that would call for a referendum on the 2016 ballot about liquor control in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Berliner is asked by reporters about his position on liquor control and what a change in the system could mean for […]
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on Nov. 16 for his weekly briefing and he was joined by Council Vice President Nancy Floreen. Leventhal began the briefing with a report about his recent trip to El Salvador. He also previewed tomorrow’s scheduled Council discussion about the cost drivers of government. But it […]