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Somalis In City Heights Lead Fight Against Liquor License

This is a short sided, polarizing story where the reporter threw out the details of 6 other interviews and went for an effortless myopic cultural expose. The full story is one that begins at the City Heights Planning Committee where the applicant's attorney presented false information; where the store manager made a case for cheaper beer and wine; where the police and cycle issue reports were loaded with unsubstantiated statements and conflicting information leading to a recommended approval of the alcohol license largely on the basis because it would be a benefit to residents who don't have cars; where Public Health professionals testified and demonstrated neighborhood impacts and law enforcement costs that would follow an approval of this type; and where over 50 neighbors took time away from their families to say they do not want or need another liquor market to their adjacent churches, schools, and homes. The real story is found in the details.

May 10, 2012 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )