Liquor Licenses Postponed for Food Carts
February 8, 2012, 10:39 pm
The Portland City Council passed a resolution yesterday, asking the OLCC to postpone granting liquor licenses to food carts. The City wants clear definitions and rules to be made first. Mayor Sam Adams was one the biggest critics.
"I have grave concerns about this proposal. We are spread thin as it is. And to spread thin further, its a real problem for us as were also looking at budget cuts, as were also dealing with gang violence it will inherently make our job harder".
Admas wasn't the only one concerned about Portland's 696 food carts handing out beer either. City Commissioner Randy Leonard said "How do you feel about somebody right next door with no wall between you
and them and having people popping down beer until midnight”
Commissioner Amanda Fritz says The OLCC needs to slow down and have rules, actual rules, that are enforceable." The OLCC says applications for food carts have been
taken off their agenda for hearings that start Thursday.