A debate over liquor licenses that started two years ago will go even longer. Monday night, Des Moines city leaders again postponed a decision over issuing liquor licenses.
Some council members were optimistic going into the meeting. They expected to read and approve new ordinance that restricted businesses wanting to sell hard liquor.
Instead, council members argued over one specific restriction– limitations on square footage of the business.
The council voted to postpone the vote until the board can come to an agreement on the issue.
In the meantime, the council is extending the moratorium on liquor licenses for gas stations and convenience stores.
The council and other city leaders will continue looking at this issue. The moratorium is set to expire in October, or when a new ordinance is put in place.