A Kansas City Council committee today will consider a proposal to do away with mandatory employee liquor permits for restaurant employees having anything to do with liquor establishments.
The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association is urging employees to turn out in force for the council’s Public Safety Committee meeting at 10:30 a.m.
The association supports a proposal to repeal the liquor permit requirement. It argues the $42 licensing fee does not enhance public safety, costs too much and is punitive to prospective employees.
But Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd sent a letter opposing the change, arguing the lack of background checks for bar employees could endanger customers.
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