Ariz. city posts liquor license info online
- By Daniel Keegan
- Jun 26, 2000
In an effort to end confusion by people unfamiliar with the liquor license
process, Glendale, Ariz., is placing information about pending liquor licenses
Glendale city councilors wanted to post liquor license information online
because they heard that many citizens thought the council made the final
decision on issuing licenses.
"Many residents would come to city council meetings and try to get the council
to stop pending applications when, in fact, [the council] cannot," said
Jerry McCoy, communications manager for the city. The council can only make
recommendations to the state, which the state can accept or reject.
Glendale is the state's fourth largest city with a population of about 210,000.
At the city's World Wide Web site (www.ci.glendale.az.us), citizens can
click on Finance/Tax & License and see all pending licenses divided
by council districts. Residents also can view scanned versions of applications.
The site also provides information on the different types of licenses, qualifications
required by the state to receive a license and the proper way citizens can
voice their support or disapproval of a license.
The electronic government application is only the city's second application
online. Citizens can request services via the site, such as fixing streetlights
and potholes. Future programs include registering for recreation classes,
renewing and reserving library books, and applying for city jobs online.
The city also has a "cybercouncil" that enables citizens to find information
about their city councilor and district by either clicking on a map or the
picture of their councilor.