I read an article in The Oxford Leader on Sept. 16, 2020 about the plan to allow alcoholic beverages in open areas with the containers clearly marked with the business logo and the social district. I have no problem with this if there are restrictions on where these areas are located.
I DO have a problem with alcoholic beverages being allowed in Centennial Park, downtown. I live very close to the park where families bring their children and I think it’s inappropriate to combine children and alcohol in a community gathering place.
Will alcohol be allowed during the Summer Concerts in The Park? Who will monitor the behavior of adults with alcohol; and who will clean up after them?
I think it’s a shame that so much emphasis is placed on this proposal.