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ANC 2B Drafts Resolution Rejecting Liquor License Moratorium

From David McAuley. Email him at david[AT]borderstan.com.

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont seems set to become the fourth and last ANC to say no to the proposed U Street liquor license moratorium at its next public meeting on Wednesday, May 8. The meeting will be held at 7 pm at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW).

On May 4, ANC 2B published a draft resolution on its blog rejecting the moratorium. It reads, in part:

… be it RESOLVED, that ANC 2B advise the ABC Board to reject in its entirety the pending petition to create a retail liquor license moratorium zone in the Historic 14th and U Street Corridor and to decline to move forward with any rule-making process to effectuate such a moratorium zone;…

ANCs are advisory in nature; they cannot approve or reject legislation or rules. The DC Council and city agencies are to give their opinions strong consideration.

A note accompanying the draft resolution encourages interested individuals to contact their ANC 2B commissioners in advance of the May 8 meeting. There is also a comment section on the draft resolution page. In addition, ANC 2B Commissioner Noah Smith, 2B-09, whose district is most directly affected by the proposed moratorium, has set up a separate page for comments.

ANC 2B’s blog also notes “there will only be a limited time to debate the matter at the [May 8] meeting.”

ANC 6E/Shaw, ANC 2F/Logan Circle and ANC 1B/U Street have already voted to condemn the proposed moratorium.

The moratorium will be the subject of a public hearing by DC’s Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration on May 22 at 1:30 pm at the Reeves Municipal Building, northwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW. The hearing will take place in the Board Hearing Room, 4th Floor South. The Board is accepting email comment through Friday, May 17.

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