The Rome Alcohol Control Commission met on Monday to discuss the removal of the 50-50 food to liquor sales requirement for local restaurants.

In 2010 the city approved its 50-50 sales requirement for beer and wine, leaving liquor with the regulation.

The city is looking for the public’s input at its next meeting on April 17 at city hall.

City Clerk Joe Smith said that he looked at over a dozen other comparable Georgia cities and found that only Kennesaw, Marietta and Acworth had removed their food to drink ratios, while cities like Dalton, Cartersvile and John’s Creek have not.

If the ACC recommends dropping the ratio, the proposal would then go to the Rome City Commission for final approval.

However, if approved, the city would still be under state law stated that those that sale liquor would still be required to have a 50-percent food sales if they opt to serve liquor on Sundays.

The ACC did approve a request for public consumption at the upcoming Firefly Fling event. The event will be held on April 21st on top of the 3rd Avenue Parking Deck.

It is jointly sponsored by the Rome Area Council for the Arts and the Rome Downtown Development Authority.

They also approved a new beer package license for Shorter Food Mart located at 2203 Shorter Avenue.