Alcohol

East Baton Rouge Passes Ordinance Extending Liquor License Process for Protest

Again, what did they think this was, a free country?

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council adopted a new ordinance to the city code Wednesday that makes it easier for residents to voice their concerns when businesses apply for liquor licenses in their area.

Councilwoman Tara Wicker, one of the amendment's authors, said the changes aren't necessarily designed to make it harder for a liquor store to set up shop in parish neighborhoods but rather places power back into the hands of citizens concerned about an oversaturation of liquor stores.