Friday, February 09, 2018
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY SERVICE INDUSTRY CELEBRATES LAST DAYS OF 'LIQUOR CARD' THANKS TO 'BAN THE BOX' LEGISLATION!!!
One of the most widely disputed regulations of the local bar & restaurant scene is soon to become part of Kansas City history.
To wit . . .
LOCAL SERVICE INDUSTRY REPS ARE WORKING WITH COUNCIL TO ABOLISH THE CONTROVERSIAL KANSAS CITY 'LIQUOR CARD' NOW THAT 'BAN THE BOX' MAKES IT OBSOLETE!!!
This decision will impact more than 40K Kansas City, MO workers who must pay a de facto employment tax just to serve drinks.
Now that the "felony question" is illegal according to a local ordinance . . . Restaurant association advocates were quick to lobby against the long derided requirement.
Currently, the cost of the KCMO "liquor card" is $42 and it serves no other function but to verify if a service industry worker has committed a felony. Initially, "ban the box" EXCLUDED liquor control rules & regs but behind the scenes the distinction is being chipped away and might not only be indefensible but also put the whole ordinance up for legal review if challenged.
Critics of the legislation argue that it's an outdated rule and a legacy of the aftermath of prohibition.
And this isn't just a story on background . . . Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association dude Jason Pryor is one of many vocal critics against the liquor cards and he will be taking the lead in making the upcoming announcement about an end of an era .
And so, social justice warriors and the local restaurant biz seem to have discovered just a bit of common ground as helping to find former felons decent Kansas City jobs takes precedence over liquor control.
Developing . . .