Council Passes Alcohol Impact Ordinance, but Changes Made
Businesses that sell alcohol will have to follow some new rules, but will NOT have to pay a $75 fee just to stay in business.
The ordinance passed but with an ammended version, one that drew new criticism on both sides.
Not everyone got what they wanted, but the City of Omaha has new alcohol laws.
On a 6-1 vote, the Omaha City Council passed the Alcohol Impact Ordinance.
With the vote, this set up new nuisance guidelines to deal with problem bars. It will also allow the city council to revoke a problem bar's certificate of occupancy, if they don't behave within the nuisance guidelines.
Many people for the ordinance say this is a watered down version of what was originally proposed.
It went through drastic changes, but in the end gave the city council power to take control over problem alcohol establishments.