March 15, 2004 -- Posted at 9:12 p.m. CST
JONESBORO -- Alcohol wasn't on the agenda for Monday night's city council meeting, but Jonesboro aldermen were forced to discuss it. The debate over creating a new private club in downtown Jonesboro is hot and heavy.The meeting was an ordinary one, with the council discussing zoning and drainage work, but when it came time for public comment, that's when it got interesting.
It was a full house at the Jonesboro city council meeting...folks were on hand voicing their opinions about a request for a liquor license by Piero's Main Street Bistro in downtown Jonesboro.
"As elected officials we feel that there needs to be an expression were as elected officials you stand and I'm coming tonight to ask you to express yourselves to the ABC board," said Dr. James Davis who opposes the liquor license.
While members of the community expressed their feelings, the city council made it clear that this was not the forum for these issues.
But it was only the council members who didn't express their views.