Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) responded to Brian Borrello’s previous email with the following…
I have been speaking with the OLCC about this location. They request that you send a letter of opposition directly to them. In order to get it on the agenda for the Commission Hearing in April (March is a phone meeting and therefore unavailable for our purposes), we must show significant public opposition in the absence of other statistical evidence that the restrictions need to stay in place.
Brian Borrello requested from ONI…
Could you provide us with the restrictions for Civic Mart currently in place and
those they wish rescinded.The proximity to Peninsula Park, Community Ctr,
and playground warrant our close attention here.
There are currently 4 restrictions on this location.
1) 9:30 closing time
2) no glass containers
3) no fortified wines/Malt beverages more than 6% alcohol by volume
4) no sale of malt beverages larger than 24 Ounces
The owner is willing to abide by the restrictions on his hours of operation as he intends to close at 9pm, anyway. According to the OLCC investigator, he will not commit to voluntarily continuing the other three restrictions.
Mark Warrington from Portland Parks and Recreation has expressed his opposition. The Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mary Tompkins, has committed to writing a letter of opposition stating the positive impacts of the current restrictions. I will be contacting Amy Masier at the Community Center for her thoughts on the matter, as well.