City Council passes resolution supporting liquor law changes

Friday, May 13, 2022

CHEYENNE – After only having one retail liquor license available to give to one of nine applicants last month, local officials are asking for changes from state legislators.

Members of the City Council passed a resolution Monday night declaring that the current state statutes regarding the designation of liquor licenses issued by municipalities are stifling economic growth. The council requested the Wyoming Legislature and its committees review, consider and adopt law modifications regarding licenses.

“The municipalities of Laramie County recognize the need for improvement for quality of life throughout Laramie County through existing residents as well as prospective new residents,” read the resolution, which will be considered by the town councils in Burns and Pine Bluffs. “This would include, but (is) not limited to, our workforce development strategy to encourage the residents who reside in Laramie County to stay here for quality of life and not seeking entertainment in other locales.”

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