Council approves referendum on Sunday alcohol sales

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah is another step closer to allowing package sales of alcohol on Sunday.

The Savannah City Council has approved a referendum to allow the public to decide if they want to allow sale of beer, wine and distilled spirits on Sunday. It will be on the general municipal election ballot in November. Mayor Otis Johnson supports it.

"People have choices to make. Those who do not want to purchase alcohol are not forced to do it. But those who want to should have the option to do it," Johnson said.

Johnson also added that store owners that don't want to open on Sunday won't be required to do so if the measure passes.

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