Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to show that Panama City commissioners will not be taking a vote on the proposal at Tuesday’s commission meeting. They will however be holding a public hearing to discuss the social district ordinance further.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Panama City commissioners will vote on a proposal to allow open alcoholic beverages in Downtown Panama City at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
A vote of approval would create the Downtown Panama City Social District.
Proponents say the ordinance would spur economic growth in the area, opponents say it’s setting a bad example for a family-friendly area.
If passed, any downtown business would have the right to refuse entry to those carrying beverages.