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An Albany city commissioner now wants the commission to discuss allowing stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

The Governor signed a bill that allows local governments to put the issue to the voters. Commissioner Bob Langstaff sent an email Thursday requesting the item be placed on the work session agenda next week.

That item came in too late and won't be on Tuesday's agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Roger Marietta Friday said while he doesn't necessarily agree with Sunday sales, he'd be willing to let voters decide.

"I think it is a good idea to let the voters decide. I've been thinking about how we should frame it and I would prefer if we're going to let the voters decide we ought to frame it just beer and wine," Marietta said.

Marietta says he's also interested in looking at the city's alcohol ordinance in general to see if changes need to be made.

Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson told us there is some urgency if commissioners hope to get the issue on the ballot this fall.

 

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