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Sign up for Public Hearing on Liquor Control

Liquor bottles in storeThe public is encouraged to sign up to testify at a hearing before the Montgomery County Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control in Rockville on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.  The committee will hear responses to reforms of the County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC).

The Ad Hoc Committee is chaired by Hans Riemer and includes Council President George Leventhal, chair of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, and Marc Elrich, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee.

The committee has held seven worksessions in its effort to improve operations of the DLC and expand choices for consumers and business owners regarding the County’s liquor stores, privately owned beer and wine stores and restaurants.

The approach recommended by the committee would allow the county’s nearly 1,000 restaurants and stores to go directly to private distributors and manufacturers for craft products, rather than ordering them 100 percent through the Department of Liquor Control.

The public hearing will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.  Residents can sign up to speak at the public hearing by calling 240.777.7803 by 10 a.m. on the day of the hearing.

The hearing will also be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM-Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon).  The broadcast will also be streamed at http://tinyurl.com/khktggw

Cindy Peña

About Cindy Peña

Cindy is a freelance multi-media journalist with MCM and grew up in Montgomery County.

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