Byron considering ordinance requiring cameras in liquor stores
Byron City Council is expected to make a decision next month on whether or not security cameras should be required in businesses that sell packaged alcohol.
Our media partner The Telegraph reports the council heard the ordinance on first reading on Monday. It would require businesses to install the cameras so images could be made available to police. It would also require monthly inspections.
"It's going to be very good for our business. I would feel very secure with a camera in our store," said Mike Patel, owner of B's Bottle Shop.
The ordinance would impose a $250 fine and a 30-day license suspension for business owners who do not comply. A second offense would be a $350 fine and a 60-day license suspension.