Ordinances - R5 R
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Raul J. Aguila, City Attorney|| |
|DATE:||May 17, 2017|
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, AS APPLICABLE TO THE MXE MIXED USE
ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT, TO AUTHORIZE PACKAGE LIQUOR
SALES AT SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF
10:00 A.M. AND 10:00 P.M. ONLY; AND PROVIDING FOR REPEALER,
SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The attached Ordinance, sponsored by Commissioner Joy Malakoff and Commissioner Ricky Arriola, 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. This revision required a new first reading.
On April 26, 2017, the Mayor and City Commission reviewed the revised draft, and directed the City Attorney's Office to prepare a revised draft Ordinance that further restricted the hours of package liquor sales in the MXE district.
The attached Ordinance amends City Code Section 6-3 to prohibit package liquor sales Citywide 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. Notwithstanding the above, the attached Ordinance restricts package liquor sales in the MXE district between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. only.
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioners Joy Malakoff and Ricky Arriola