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Compromise on Crossroads liquor consents averts November referendum

Kansas City Council members approved an ordinance Thursday to resolve concerns about liquor consents in the Crossroads and avoid the need for a November election.
Kansas City Council members approved an ordinance Thursday to resolve concerns about liquor consents in the Crossroads and avoid the need for a November election. tljungblad@kcstar.com

The Kansas City Council approved a compromise Thursday to end a battle over liquor consents in the Crossroads and historic West Bottoms, avoiding the need for a November referendum question.

The council approved a new ordinance affecting just those two neighborhoods. It addresses concerns raised by petitioners who sought a November referendum election to repeal an earlier ordinance.

This new approach gives condo owners a greater voice, gives major property owners somewhat more influence and raises the bar on consents needed for 3 a.m. liquor licenses.

Lynn Horsley: 816-226-2058, @LynnHorsley

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