BY COUNCILOR FEDORA AND PRESIDENT REINERT:
The city council finds:
(a) Since 1894, a state statute has restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth;
(b) The legislature has delegated great control of alcoholic beverage sales to local units of government;
(c) The 2008 legislative session will focus primarily on bonding and financial issues.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council intends to prepare the matter of alcohol sales in the Lakeside neighborhood for possible legislative action in the 2009 session by doing the following:
(a) On or before September 1, 2008, it will prepare a referendum question on the matter;
(b) The question will be submitted in advisory referendum to the voters in Duluth precincts one through four at the November 2008 election;
(c) The results of the advisory referendum will determine what, if
any, action on matter the city will propose to the state legislature in its
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution sets out the manner in which the council will process the issue of liquor sales in Lakeside.