Hemet City Council waives recognized veteran organizations’ in-house liquor bar permit fees

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A round of applause followed the Hemet City Council’s unanimous decision to waive the conditional use permit fees for local veterans’ groups seeking to obtain beer and liquor licenses from their facilities Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Hemet American Legion Post 53 made the request of the city to waive the conditional use permit fees for an in-house beer and liquor bar, so they could afford to have an open bar for members and their guests. The veteran post in-house bars provide entertainment and a major fundraiser or nonprofit organizations for U.S. military veterans and their families. The city fees for a public use facility, like a restaurant or nightclub could be as much as $5,000 in addition to the required expensive and limited state liquor licenses. Even before the vote was called
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