Brookhaven overhauled its alcohol ordinance last fall.

Brookhaven puts ‘Brunch Bill,’ parks bond on the ballot

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.