City Attorney Wendell Willard is recommending that City Council rework an ordinance that prohibits applicants with a single misdemeanor alcohol offense from obtaining alcohol licenses and pouring permits.

In 2012, the eligibility requirements for obtaining the permits were amended so that individuals with one DUI could still apply.

However, the Sandy Springs Police Department says other misdemeanor alcohol offenses still disqualify applicants.  The department said a single misdemeanor controlled substance conviction would prevent an applicant from qualifying for a pouring permit, but not an alcohol license.

Under the proposed changes, applicants with more than one misdemeanor alcohol or controlled substance offense would not be able to obtain licenses and pouring permits.