City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
19-O-1391

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER DUSTIN HILLIS TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 10, ARTICLE II, SECTION 10-209 (C) AND (D) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA SO AS TO MODIFY THE HOURS OF OPERATION ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (LABOR DAY), ONLY, FOR ALL LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS AUTHORIZED TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, District 9 Dustin Hillis
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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta ("City") has an interest in maintaining the public safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Atlanta and its visitors; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has an interest in regulating, through the lawful exercise of its police powers, the sale of alcoholic beverages within its territorial limits; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is authorized to regulate the hours within which establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages may sell such beverages; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 10-209 (c) and (d) currently authorize certain establishments to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption on Sunday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 12:00 midnight; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 10-209 (c) and (d) currently authorize certain establishments to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption on Monday between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 2:30a.m. the following day; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 10-209 (c) and (d) currently authorize extended hours of operation at certain establishments to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption on Sunday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. the following day in recognition of New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 10-209 (c) and (d) currently authorize that anytime December 31 falls on a Sunday, all establishments licensed to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption may engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 12:01 a.m., Monday, January 1 and 2:30a.m., Monday, January 1; and

 

WHEREAS, the City recognizes the need to represent the expressed interest of its citizens, visitors, and licensed establishments in celebrating special events and holidays; and

 

WHEREAS, many licensed establishments which are not restaurants allowed to operate with extended hours on the Monday morning of September 2, 2019 (Labor Day) pursuant to Section 10-209 (c) and (d), have expressed an interest in modifying the current allowable hours of operation at their establishments so as to accommodate the festive nature of this holiday.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF

ATLANTA, as follows:

 

SECTION 1: That the provisions of Section 10-209 (c) and (d) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Atlanta, Georgia are hereby waived in part in this instance only, for the sole purpose of allowing all establishments licensed to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for which they are appropriately licensed for on premises consumption, to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 12:01 a.m., Monday, September 2, 2019 and 2:30a.m., Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day), only.

 

SECTION 2: That all licensed premises described above shall be required to be closed to the public and the premises cleared of patrons within thirty minutes after the 2:30 a.m. time set for discontinuance of the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises on Monday, September 2, 2019.

 

SECTION 3: That all code sections, ordinances, and parts of code sections and ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby waived for the sole purposes of this ordinance only, and shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

 

Meeting History

Jul 1, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jul 9, 2019 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, Chair
SECONDER:Howard Shook, District 7
AYES:Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Andre Dickens, Marci Collier Overstreet, Howard Shook, Antonio Brown
ABSENT:J. P. Matzigkeit
Aug 5, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 0]
MOVER:Andrea L. Boone, Councilmember, District 10
SECONDER:Andre Dickens, Councilmember, Post 3 At Large
AYES:Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:J. P. Matzigkeit
AWAY:Michael Julian Bond