Citizens Committee to Review Alcoholic Beverage Laws

The Citizens' Committee to Review Alcoholic Beverage Laws was charged with reviewing how the City of Annapolis regulates alcoholic beverage licensing and fees. A final report with the Committee’s recommendations was presented to the City Council on July 15, 2010. 

UPDATE: On March 8, 2011, there was a presentation and question-and-answer session to update the public on the City’s analysis and implementation of CCRABL's final report recommendations.  To see the presentation, follow this link: March 8, 2011 Presentation.  For meeting minutes, click here: Minutes

Implementation Spreadsheet (March 8, 2011)

This spreadsheet shows each recommendation, the page of the report where the recommendation can be found, whether legislation is necessary to implement the recommendation, what City Council Committees were referred the recommendation, what their comments were, and the status update as of March 2011.  City Council Committees looked at those recommendations requiring legislation. 

City Expenditures on Alcoholic Beverage License Enforcement and Administration (As of March 1, 2011)

Final Report (July 15, 2010)

The Final Report was discussed at a City Council Work Session on Thursday, July 15, at 1:15 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street.

Background Information

Resolution No. R-73-09: This is the resolution that established the committee

Committee Meetings

City Council Meetings

  • April 15, 2010: Discussion of Interim Report at City Council Work Session, 1:15 pm in City Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street
  • July 15, 2010: Discussion of Final Report, 1:15 pm in City Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Committee Members

The Committee was made of fifteen members of the public. They included:

Whitney Chellis, Chair
Brian Cahalan
Chris Fox
John Giannetti
Jerry Hardesty
Lynne Jones
Ted Levitt
Joe Lyon
Valerie Miller
Sean O'Neill
Vic Pascoe
Vincent Quinlan
Gilbert Renaut
Chuck Weikel
Denise Worthen

If you have any questions, please contact Sally Nash at (410) 263-7961, or email at

Updated: March 10, 2011