Salisbury Alcohol Authority Bill Backed by City Council

Feb 12, 2020

Credit Don Rush

The Salisbury City Council voted to support a measure in the General Assembly that would give it the ability to regulate alcohol permits for businesses and events.

The action follows objections by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver about the serving of alcohol at last year’s National Folk Festival in a letter to then state Senate President Mike Miller.

Culver complained that the county licensing board was not consulted.

WBOC reports that during the meeting this week many business owners expressed support for the measure saying they would like to stream line the process.

The legislation in Annapolis is sponsored by Lower Shore Delegate Carl Anderton.