The Bismarck City Commission has requested City staff draft ordinance language that would move the City to releasing population-quota liquor licenses based on the annual census estimate rather than the 10-year census. Here’s the quote from City Commissioner Shawn Oban:
“I think if there’s an appetite for increasing competition and allowing more folks to get into the game, we’d be doing that by using estimated (census numbers),” — Shaun Oban, Bismarck City Commission
Minot City Council discussed a similar adjustment a few years back but opted to wait until after the 10-year census is released in 2021 to formally consider the change. Get the full story on this and other changes to liquor licensing ordinance being considered by the Bismarck City Commission from the Bismarck Tribune.