City of Chamblee
Georgia

Ordinance
1982

Special Events - Alcoholic Beverages

Information

Department:Economic DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:General Government

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Chapter 6 -Alcoholic Beverages - March 2017 amendments (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Body

BACKGROUND SUMMARY:

These proposed changes are necessary to implement new permits where alcohol is proposed to be sold and served during special events. There is also a change to the transferability of alcohol licenses to allow the City Clerk more control over how licenses are transferred from one party to another. 

 

ISSUE:

 

Chamblee’s existing codes requires Mayor & City Council approval to sell and serve alcohol during special events, although the current code is not within the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. The proposed changes allow for the City Manager to issue a temporary alcohol permit to non-profit organizations subject to review during a new application process, consistent with limits imposed by state law. Private events can still serve alcohol with a licensed caterer.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

The new process is designed to off-set the cost of city services by requiring events to pay for those services. Events may be co-sponsored by the City and receive certain services for free, but only after review and approval by City Council. These changes are expected to be revenue-neutral to the budget.