At its November 6, 2017, meeting, the City Council considered a memo (REP87-17), from the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission, outlining the commission’s recommendations regarding alternative alcohol enforcement structures, alcohol outlet density, and drink specials. At its March 5, 2018, meeting, the City Council requested a report on drink specials, from the Public Health and Human Services, Police, and Law Departments.
At the February 4, 2019, City Council meeting, staff presented a report (REP7-19) on drink specials.
- Council Memo
- State Happy Hour Restrictions (Exhibit A)
- Sample Happy Hour Restriction Policies (Exhibit B)
Following the presentation of the report, the City Council directed staff from the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services (PHHS), the Columbia Police Department (CPD), City of Columbia Finance and Law to develop a draft ordinance prohibiting drink specials after 9 p.m.
Public Input Opportunities
The City of Columbia will be conducting an interested parties meeting regarding proposed changes to the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances prohibiting certain types of drink specials. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 29, from 3 to 4 p.m., at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, in conference rooms 1A and 1B. Staff from the Public Health and Human Services, Police, Finance, and Law departments will provide an overview of the draft regulations and be available to answer questions, provide clarification, and solicit feedback from the public.