Record date: September 13, 2019
Stan interviews Board of License Commissioners chair Doug Slaughter about the board's role under Amherst's new form of government.
The board issues licenses for stores and restaurants selling alcohol, and to common victualers, inn holders, auto dealers, live entertainment, lunch carts, and taxis, among other enterprises.
Slaughter, who served on Amherst's former Select Board, is one of five members on the License Commission, which also includes Gaston de los Reyes, Marian Walker, Hallie Hughes, and Robert Paul Musgrave. Members are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager and confirmed by the Town Council.
Friday's discussion will focus on the statutory and regulatory issues before the License Commission, including the Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) regulations adopted in July. The board is also charged with issuing of licenses for recreational and medical marijuana establishments.
The new BYOB regulations allow patrons to bring beer or wine into designated restaurants for personal consumption, and can be seen here: https://www.amherstma.gov/…/BYOB-Regulations-Adopted-7-29-1…
Further information about marijuana regulation in Amherst, including status reports on applications for recreational and medical marijuana sales, can be found here: https://www.amherstma.gov/3…/Marijuana--Recreational-Medical.
Description courtesy of the Amherst League of Women Voters.
Amherst Media and former Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg team up for “Byline with Stan Rosenberg,” an issue-oriented local government news program. “Byline” will tackle town, regional and state news topics as Rosenberg interviews players in both town and state government affairs.