SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah’s remaining “dry” cities will ask its voters to decide whether to allow alcohol sales.
In a unanimous vote, the Blanding City Council last week approved putting a question on the November ballot to allow beer and wine sales within city limits.
It is the first time in 34 years the community in Utah’s Four Corners area (with a population of about 3,500) has addressed alcohol sales.
“I think you’re seeing a combination of things,” Blanding City Manager Jeremy Redd said in an interview Wednesday with FOX 13. “Number one, tourism is increasing all the time in Blanding. It’s getting more important for our local economy. Then, there’s a segment of the population that thinks maybe it’s not the role of government to decide whether or not people should be able to responsibly drink alcohol or not.”
Redd said community leaders have actually received complaints from foreign visitors.
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Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com
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