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Rockwall faces another alcohol debate; group seeks support for retail liquor sales

Rockwall, Texas – Once again, the City of Rockwall is at the center of the argument over selling alcohol. “Friends of Total Wine in Rockwall,” a group that wants to allow retail liquor sales in the city, just put out a petition.

City of Rockwall issues 2nd petition to legalize liquor sales

This is not the first time that someone has asked the city to do something like this. Last week, the specific purpose committee officially started the process by putting together a petition and calling Kristy Teague, the City Secretary. Residents can expect members of the group to start canvassing the neighborhood right away in order to get the signatures they need for their campaign.

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The process of filing is very careful and has many steps. People in Rockwall might be able to decide what happens to booze sales in the city during the election on May 4, 2024, if all the requirements are met and checked.

The group needs to get 6,576 signatures on the petition in order for it to move forward. That’s 35% of Rockwall’s registered voters who went to the polls in the most recent gubernatorial race. By December 29, all forms must be turned in to the City Secretary to be carefully looked over and confirmed.

For authenticity and to avoid fake petitions, the documents that are going around are written on legal-sized (8.5″x14″) light green paper and have the official city seal embossed in the top right corner.

There is some support for legalizing liquor sales in Rockwall, but…

There is more support for legalizing liquor sales, but the elected and appointed leaders in the City of Rockwall are not supporting it. Officially, they haven’t backed or resisted the move. They do, however, believe in openness and have said they want to keep the people informed about the processes that are going on.

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For residents with queries regarding the petition or the entire process, City Secretary Kristy Teague is available for contact. She can be reached via email at [email protected] or directly by phone at (972) 772-6406.

James Brown

James, a Rockwall native, writes for Rockwall News, offering insightful journalism on local and Texas politics, government, and community matters.

James Brownhttps://rockwall.news
James, a Rockwall native, writes for Rockwall News, offering insightful journalism on local and Texas politics, government, and community matters.
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