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Listen: Local Option Call-In Show

Sep 20, 2019

Proposition 1 on the 2019 Bethel municipal ballot asks voters if they would like to return Bethel to local option status and limit alcohol licenses to restaurants and eating places. Fili's Pizza is the only Bethel restaurant with an alcohol license and would be able to continue selling beer and wine if the proposition passes.
Credit Dean Swope / KYUK

KYUK hosted a live call-in show on Monday, Sept. 16 to discuss the three local option propositions that will appear on Bethel's 2019 municipal ballot, and what they could mean for the Bethel community. Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 deal with alcohol local option in Bethel, while Proposition 3 asks about marijuana local option.

  • Host: KYUK Reporter Greg Kim
  • Yugtun Translator: Sam Berlin
  • Guest: Local Government Specialist at Alaska's Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, Jedediah Smith

Proposition 1

Shall the City of Bethel adopt local option (4.11.491 (a) (2) (A)), to prohibit the sale of alcoholic Beverages except through a restaurant or eating place license?

Yes or No

Proposition 2:

If local option is adopted, shall the City of Bethel opt to not apply a class C felony to violations of Alaska Statutes, 04.16.051, Furnishing or Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages to Persons Under the Age of 21 (AS 04.11.491(g)(3))?

Yes or No

Proposition 3:

Shall the City of Bethel adopt a local option to prohibit the sale or importation for sale of marijuana and any marijuana product and to prohibit the operation of any marijuana establishment, which includes the following license or endorsement types:

a.) A retail marijuana store (both with and without an onsite consumption endorsement);

b.) A marijuana cultivation facility;

c.) A marijuana manufacturing facility;

d.) A marijuana testing facility;

Yes or No