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File #: 210961    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 12/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing several sections and enacting in lieu thereof new sections that provide more flexibility in the evaluation of appropriate locations for liquor licenses, expand outdoor dining, allow the provision of to-go cocktails, and make several other changes.
Sponsors: Andrea Bough
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. 210961com, 3. Public Testimony - Richard T Bryant, 4. Public Testimony Fwd_ Liquor Ordinance Revisions Tavern v Restaurant-Bar, 5. Public Testimony - Richard T Bryant 2nd Letter, 6. 210961. Richard Bryant 11.30.2021, 7. Public Testimony - Dick Bryant, 8. 210961 as amd to cs-com, 9. Compared Version 210961
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 210961 AS AMENDED

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Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing several sections and enacting in lieu thereof new sections that provide more flexibility in the evaluation of appropriate locations for liquor licenses, expand outdoor dining, allow the provision of to-go cocktails, and make several other changes.

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WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, City Council passed Resolution 200185, directing the City Manager to complete a review of Chapter 10, "Alcoholic Beverages," Code of Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the state of Missouri has recently made several changes to state laws implicating the sale of alcoholic beverages; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for outdoor dining and more flexibility in the evaluation of liquor license provisions; and

WHEREAS, liquor licenses and liquor license establishments form a critical industry in Kansas City and are a central part of Kansas City neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the sale of alcoholic beverages can present a unique risk to children, the quality and character of neighborhoods, and collective public safety; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to modernize and adapt the rules and policies to be more efficient and responsive to the current needs of Kansas City residents, neighborhoods, and the industry; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by repealing the following sections and replacing them with new sections to read as follows:

Sec. 10-1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

Alcohol beverage vaporizer means any device which, by means of heat, a vibrating element or any method, is capable of producing a breathable mixture containing any one or more alcoholic beverages to be dispensed for inhalation into the lungs via the nose and/or mouth.

Alcoholic be...

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