The Longview United for Growth Committee turned their signatures in to City Hall today
The group collected nearly 9,000 signatures
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Beer and wine sales in
convenience and grocery stores may be put before Longview voters.
The Longview United for Growth
Committee turned in nearly 9,000 signatures to City Hall, almost 3,000 more than the
6,000 needed to get the legislation on the ballot in May. The city will have 30 days to verify the
signatures before the petition is presented to City Council on February 14.
The petition is for sales of
off-premise consumption only, and does not allow the sale of liquor or construction of
new liquor stores.
"Due to local economic
development issues, it's become apparent to us the only way we're going to
revitalize areas of our city is to allow them to sell beer and wine in grocery
stores and convenience stores. So we're taking this initiative to foster economic
development and level the playing field in Longview," said Kimberly Fish with
Longview United for Growth.
Longview alcohol sales are
currently based on elections held after prohibition.
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