The Sandy Springs City Council will likely move forward with a proposal to put Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot in November.

At their regular work session Aug. 2, members briefly discussed the proposal to put Sunday sales on the Nov. 8 ballot. The proposal will likely be on the agenda for the Aug. 16 meeting. According to a draft of the resolution, voters will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” to allow the city to permit and regulate package sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The council asked City Staff to determine what the costs of the election would be. Councilman Gabriel Sterling said the issue had nothing to do with bringing more revenue into the city.

“To me this has never been about the revenue,” he said. “This is about allowing people the freedom of choice to do these things.”

During the regular City Council meeting, the council voted to pay Jacobs Engineering $222,830 to manage a gymnastics program at Hammond Park Gymnasium. The firm will hire two employees to oversee the program.

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