Macon-Bibb Commissioners pass moratorium for liquor licenses, pawn shops

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Mayor Lester Miller speaks on the Liquor and Pawn Licenses.
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MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Commissioners voted to pass a liquor license and pawn store cap.

This means each county district can only have a certain number of liquor licenses and pawnbrokers in their areas.

According to Commissioner Seth Clark, that means, only 3 new licenses could be approved per district during the moratorium. The moratorium will last for the next six months. Mayor Lester Miller and commissioners will visit the issue again in July.

District 4 Commissioner Mallory Jones says he supports the new rule but is happy it will only last a short time.

“We don’t want to paint everything with a broad brush, you know. There are reputable people that run for instance, package stores, small business owners. They collect a lot of tax dollars for Macon-Bibb and the state of Georgia,” said Commissioner Jones.