Package sales question passes

Residents approved a referendum that calls for the city to issue licenses to businesses for package sales of alcohol.

Unofficially, residents approved  the referendum:

Yes - 485
No - 226

Voters were asked: “Shall the governing authority of the City of Snellville, Georgia be authorized to issue licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits within the city limits of the City of Snellville?”

Now, Mayor and Council will determine the process of awarding liquor licenses through a new local ordinance including the number of licenses to be awarded. When stores will be able to sell liquor will also be determined in the new law.

Draft ordinance