Last call for liquor license confusion
- By Daniel Keegan
- Aug 07, 2000
In an effort to end confusion regarding the liquor license process, Glendale,
Ariz., is placing information about pending liquor licenses online.
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 Arizona's fourth-largest city with a population of about 210,000.
At the city's World Wide Web site, citizens
can click on Finance/Tax & License and see all pending licenses divided
by council districts. Residents also can view scanned versions of applicatio
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 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 on
a picture of their councilor.