Mayor DeLoach: Savannah will not enforce bar cards

Mayor DeLoach: Savannah will not enforce bar cards

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - During Thursday's Savannah City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie DeLoach said the city will not be enforcing bar cards.

Bar cards are a part of the new alcohol ordinance. Revisions now covering just about any employee coming into contact with alcohol.

However, until a system is in place to handle the expansion, bar cards will not be enforced.

"It's still on the books but at this point, based on the city manager's recommendation, we won't enforce it until we address the issue. Now how we address the issue is what will happen next," said Alderman Bill Durrence.

Alderman Durrence says there is a workshop coming up to further discuss the new alcohol ordinance.

We also went out to some local businesses Friday to speak with the people the bar card enforcement affects the most.

"It's a little expensive. It's kind of pricey. It's about an eighth of your rent, which is a little high especially for the privilege of working and adding to the city's tourism industry. I feel like it's a little, I don't know if it's necessarily practical," said Hannah Shattuck.

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