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Albany city leaders turn to public for help

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Mayor Dorothy Hubbard Mayor Dorothy Hubbard
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany City Commissioners are turning to the public for help in defining event centers they say currently operate with limited regulations.

City leaders said some of the businesses have become havens for underage drinking and have unsafe conditions.  They said enforcing alcohol laws and noise ordinances is difficult in the establishments without a proper classification.  They said one proposal presented last month for a new ordinance was too broad.

Now, they're turning to the business owners and patrons for help in establishing a proper definition.

"It makes it difficult for us really, because we don't have a clear definition of it.  So we need the input from these people to get the right text amendment in the ordinance," said Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor. 

A public hearing will be held July 23rd at 6:30 at the Government Center in Room 100. Commissioners said they're open to any input from the public.  

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