The Mountlake Terrace City Council has scheduled a public hearing to consider Resolutions in Opposition to Initiative Measure No. 1100 and No. 1105 that will appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot. The Council’s options include (1) do nothing; (2) adopt one or both resolutions; (3) adopt a different motion or resolution relating to the initiatives.
Initiative 1100 would eliminate state-run liquor stores, allow grocery outlets to sell hard liquor, and eliminate the state’s liquor profits. I-1100 would maintain the liquor tax. Initiative 1105 would eliminate state-run liquor stores, allow grocery outlets to sell hard liquor, and eliminate both state liquor profits and the liquor tax.
Cities and counties receive General Fund revenue from the state’s tax on liquor and profits generated by 315 state-run liquor stores. The City of Mountlake Terrace received almost $250,000 in 2009 from state liquor taxes and it anticipates receiving approximately $258,000 and $266,000 in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
The public hearing is Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at the Interim City Hall Council Chambers, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 220.