Councilmember Roger Berliner, the lone member of the Montgomery County Council supporting privatization of the county’s liquor monopoly, has a Facebook post up about some of the problems that the Department of Liquor Control had over the holiday season.
There’s a number of comments, but this one is particularly instructive. Until some of the many good questions raised by the commenter are answered, and the suggested actions tried, there is no remotely good reason to do away with the current alcohol distribution system. I agree with the sentiments expressed wholeheartedly and without reservation. We have a first rate county government - if some part of it needs improvement, then do it.