For the fourth time this year, Snellville city leaders tonight will broach the controversial topic of allowing liquor-by-the-drink sales on Sundays.
Previous efforts to amend the city's alcohol ordinance, or even conduct a referendum, have failed amid divisiveness of the Snellville City Council.
But with two new council members – and the balance of power tipped in favor of Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer, who wants the change – the odds of it passing have gone up, political observers say.
"I'm about 99 percent sure it'll go through," Councilman Tod Warner said.
The City Council will have a first reading at its 7:30 p.m. meeting today, with a public hearing and vote scheduled in December.
Snellville is one of three cities in Gwinnett County that bans Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants. The others are Loganville and Dacula.