Omaha Public Radio News
Fri February 6, 2009
Omaha neighborhoods join to form Alcohol Impact Coalition
By Dan Locke and Katie Knapp
Omaha, NE – A group of neighborhood associations in Omaha have joined to form the Alcohol Impact Coalition.
Margie Magnuson is Chairwoman of the Coalition. She says their goals include educating the public about alcohol-related issues and density concerns in communities. They want the public to know what effects liquor establishments can have on neighborhoods.
Magnuson says the Alcohol Impact Coalition is a grassroots effort, although they are working with Creighton, UNO and UNMC.
The Coalition put together a booklet of information for residents interested in learning how the liquor licensing process works in Omaha. The booklet also contains information on what it takes to protest a liquor license if a neighborhood opposes an establishment.
The Alcohol Impact Coalition's web site can be found at www.unomaha.edu/ncenter/alcoholimpact.