In yesterday's County Council Meeting Bob Holloway of the County Liquor Dispensary, (father of Councilman Matt Holloway) had originally proposed GIVING away 5 free shots of liquor at each of the dispensaries throughout the County, 26 times a year.
In other words, they wanted you, (of age, which they're not so good at checking ID's) to be able to come in there and get five free shots of liquor at no charge.
Now first of all, IF you take five shots of liquor you are considered way drunk according to state guidelines. Secondly, it's ILLEGAL to give away ANY liquor whatsoever. For those of you who want to come back here and compare wine tasting to hard alcohol, there's a massive difference from 20% alcohol in wine verses 80 proof alcohol.
Upon presenting this to the County Council they proposed that they would only have five bottles open at a time. In other words, once those bottles were gone they could open yet another five and so forth and so on.
Sheriff's Deputy Tim Robinson clearly stated that was way too much alcohol so the dispensary then proposed 2.5 shots instead. Mr. Robinson then stated that even then, (2.5 oz of shots) these customers would be over the legal limit.
I'm not so sure what these people are thinking but really, is this the kind of marketing grown adults should even be considering? To me personally, this has gone way too far. One has to wonder, does this mean multiple bottles will all of a sudden disappear from their inventory and this will be their excuse, we gave it away. Nothing was set in stone to the Council that the distributors would be providing this alcohol.
So keep in mind, (should they be giving it away, as they suggest) are YOU the taxpayer paying for it?
Oh, it gets even better! Even though the Sheriff's Office clearly expressed they are fully against this idea, the Council unanimously voted to allow it! And yes, Matt Holloway was one of the members that voted yes. Matt Holloway is the Son of Bob Holloway who represented the dispensary and should have recused himself and he didn't. Council President John Cannon even suggested Holloway recuse himself and he voted in favor of it anyway.
The funny part about ALL of this is, the County Council has NO SAY in this whatsoever. The new trend recently is, bring it to the County Council and get their approval so you can then head to the liquor board showing the actual yes or no vote, other influential people have agreed to their proposal. I'll have more on that later.
So the big question is, do YOU agree or disagree with this proposal? Let's see what the masses/voters have to say about this.