Ordinances - R5 R
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Raul J. Aguila, City Attorney|| |
|DATE:||April 26, 2017|
|SUBJECT:||AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 6 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, ENTITLED “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES,” ARTICLE I, ENTITLED “IN GENERAL,” SECTION 6-3 THEREOF, ENTITLED “HOURS OF SALE,” TO PROHIBIT PACKAGE LIQUOR SALES BEFORE 8:00 A.M. EACH DAY AT RETAIL STORES (INCLUDING PACKAGE, GROCERY, CONVENIENCE, AND ANY OTHER RETAIL STORES, AS WELL AS GASOLINE STATIONS/SERVICE STATIONS) AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.|
The attached Ordinance, sponsored by Commissioner Joy Malakoff, is hereby submitted for consideration by the Mayor and City Commission.
On November 9, 2016, the Mayor and City Commission adopted Ordinance No. 2016-4058, which prohibited package liquor sales at retail stores (including package, grocery, convenience, and any other retail stores, as well as gasoline stations/service stations) and alcoholic beverage establishments before 10:00 a.m. (instead of 8:00 a.m.) each day.
On March 1, 2017, the City Commission reviewed a prior version of this Ordinance, which proposed to prohibit package liquor sales before 9:00 a.m. However, following a discussion on the item, the City Commission directed staff to revise the proposed Ordinance to prohibit package liquor sales before 8:00 a.m., and scheduled a first reading for such Ordinance on March 22, 2017.
The attached Ordinance amends City Code Section 6-3 to prohibit package liquor sales before 8:00 a.m. (instead of 10:00 a.m.) each day at retail stores (including package, grocery, convenience, and any other retail stores, as well as gasoline stations/service stations) and alcoholic beverage establishments.
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioner Joy Malakoff and Co-sponsored by Commissioner Ricky Arriola