ANC cries foul at liquor store singles
As discussed here last month, the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) held a special session to address Dixie Liquors’s request for an exemption to the single sales ban. The emergency meeting was necessary because the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) already had granted Dixie’s request for an exemption and so the ANC was asking for ABRA to reconsider its decision.
The original decision by ABRA to grant the exemption was based, in part, on the fact that the ANC failed to weigh in against Dixie’s original application for waiver. The ANC didn’t pass a resolution against the application on the mistaken belief that no exemption would be granted without an affirmative resolution by the ANC.
Given this miscommunication, it’s somewhat understandable that the ANC would adopt a strongly worded resolution objecting to the issuance of the waiver without a positive resolution (as well as the lack of effective notice from ABRA that it was about to grant the waiver). But the actual resolution goes way overboard.
[Continue reading this piece by Topher Matthews at Georgetown Metropolitan here.]
Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.
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| May 25, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
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