The way the City of Wichita issues its liquor licenses is ready for an update, as City Council has approved changes to existing liquor laws.
Currently, businesses are required to renew their licenses every year, but these renewals could be moved to an every two year basis.
The State of Kansas law currently requires two-year licenses, and citizens have complained that the city's laws were not in alignment with those of the state.
This change impacts all businesses that sell liquor, and the business owners will be notified by mail of the changes.
Title 4 of the city code has also been reorganized. This, too, deals with alcohol. The intended outcome of this reorganization is to increase organization for staff and the public.
These changes to the law will help to align the city law with existing state laws.
The changes were approved in a 7-0 vote by City Council members.