Hoquiam Mayor Endorses I-1183

HOQUIAM, Wash. – With the city’s liquor store contract up for Hoquiam, Mayor Jack Durney this week endorsed I-1183 “I believe that government shouldn’t do what the business world can do as good or better, so I’ve been an advocate for a long time of privatizing liquor sales.” Initiative 1183 seeks to privatize liquor sales in the State of Washington, Durney said he’s always cautious of voter initiatives “You sign them based no a sound bite, and then you find out what the unintended consequences are.”
City Administrator Brian Shay said Hoquiam’s current contract liquor store declined to renew, the deadline for applicants was September 28th, and the city has not heard from the state yet on who will be a contract liquor store in the coming year.