Locals interested in how District alcohol regulations work will have the chance to satisfy their curiosity later this month.
D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will launch a new community training program at the Reeves Center (2000 14th St. NW) on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m.
The purpose of the program is to give people an overview of the alcohol regulation process in D.C., according to ABRA public information officer Jessie Cornelius.
“The community plays a key role in alcohol licensing processes in the District,” Cornelius told Borderstan in an email.”This training is intended to proactively provide residents and community groups with information about [ABRA’s] role, a general overview of alcohol licensing in the District, as well as information on settlement agreement, protest and hearing processes.”
The training will be similar to ABRA’s orientation training sessions for businesses and license holders, Cornelius said, but won’t be exactly the same.
“While members of the community have been able to attend that training, the agency thought they would be better served with a training geared towards their questions and concerns,” Cornelius added.
Those interested in attending the meeting should contact ABRA Community Resource Officer Sarah Fashbaugh via email.
The town hall meeting, which will be held in the community room on the second floor of the Reeves Center at 14th and U streets, is an opportunity for the residents to weigh in on an education funding plan passed by the D.C. Council in May.
The plan includes the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, a $1.6 million allocation for a new literacy intervention program and new funding priorities for public schools.
Residents are encouraged to RSVP before attending the town hall.