Should Montgomery County be in the Liquor Business?


  1. Gordie Brenne on November 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    At a time when we have $100M in projected current and FY 16 revenue shortfalls, we need new revenue sources. Privatizing liquor distribution could generate $30 million in additional revenues from wholesaler franchise fees and property taxes- that’s in addition to the $20 million we now get from DLC “profits” (so called “profits” are really just deferred retail development and distribution system improvements for impaired assets on the books like truck fleet additions- itemized in DLC’s strategic plan this summer). DLC liquidation would also provide a one-time benefit of $50 million.

  2. Steven Raisch on July 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I would like to add my name in support of your call for Montgomery County to get out of the liquor business. I have written some of the Council members about dropping DLC and I was disappointed in not receiving a response from any of them.. I can’t support any elected official who allows this agency to stay open.

    Thanks for your efforts on behalf of this issue.

  3. Marc King on March 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Please add me to the growing list of supporters who would like to see this organization dissolved, allowing the free market / commercial entities take over the sale and distribution of liquor in MoCo. With a $69M operating budget this money that could be better spent on needed county programs.

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