At an ABC Board meeting held on August 19, 2015, the ABC Board approved an application for a permit for East End Liquor.
Representative Julie Mayberry (R) District 27, which includes the East End community, spoke in opposition to the application. Rep. Mayberry stated "the district I represent did not support the sale of liquor in Saline County. So I'm here to represent them".
The proposed location of East End Liquor, on Arch Street in East End, is located close to two daycare centers. It is against the law and ABC regulations to have an outlet located within 1000 feet of a church or school. Daycare centers are not mentioned in the law or ABC regulations.
Rep. Mayberry stated that she disagrees with daycare centers not being considered in connection with an application for a permit, "there is learning going on, there is young children within 350 feet of this location and we need to look out for those children".
|REP. JULIE MAYBERRY SPEAKS IN OPPOSITION TO AN APPLICATION BEFORE THE ABC BOARD|
The ABC Board has the authority to modify and change their rules and regulations and can add daycare centers to the regulation prohibiting the location of an outlet within 1000 feet of a school or church.
A reasonable person would think that a daycare center would be included and considered by the ABC when looking at an application and its approval.
But the ABC has a vested interest in approving all applications as they receive a large part of their funding comes from fees collected from permits.
It is clear that money is more important than children to the ABC Administration and Board.