Fairbanks considers 'alcohol impact' zones

Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

FAIRBANKS - The city of Fairbanks is considering a program aimed at fighting chronic public drunkenness.

The program would target the sale of high-octane alcohol products, such as Mad Dog 20/20 and Mickey's Malt Liquor. The sales would be prohibited in "alcohol impact zones."

The program bans the sale of cheap, strong alcohol products in certain areas.

Talk of the program emerged Monday night during a Fairbanks City Council meeting. The council formally protested a businessman's request to transfer a liquor license to South Fairbanks, where neighbors say alcohol abuse is most visible.

Fairbanks Mayor Terry Strle said she expects a committee will be formed to review the program.

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