The Brookhaven City Council recently approved putting the “Brunch Bill” referendum on the ballot in November. At the same July 24 meeting, the council also approved a separate ballot measure to authorize a taxpayer-backed bond to improve the parks system.
In the first ballot initiative, residents will get to decide if alcohol sales can begin on Sunday at 11 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. DeKalb County and Decatur have already signed off on posing the same question to voters.
The parks bond will create a revenue source to infuse the city’s park system with $40 million in improvements. The bond would be backed by property tax dollars, which required a referendum.
The city said this proposal will not require a tax increase.