- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A judge has struck down a Santa Fe ordinance that would have banned the sale of small bottles of Alcohol.

First District Judge Sarah Singleton ruled Tuesday that the law conflicted with the state Liquor Control Act. The ordinance would have banned selling liquor in bottles of 8 ounces or less, but Singleton says it’s up to the state to determine the what sizes are allowed.

The law was meant to reduce litter and was supported by Mayor Javier Gonzales and the majority of city councilors. But liquor stores strongly opposed it.

Liquor store owner Kathleen Ortiz, the spokeswoman for seven stores who opposed the ban, says the ruling is “a big relief.”

City Councilor Signe Lindell sponsored the ordinance and says Tuesday’s decision is disappointing.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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