Yes, it passed.
It's indeed a shameful stain on the values-based traditions of Grove City. We spend thousands of dollars and man hours telling kids to say "no" to drugs and alcohol, but when it comes time to act, we tell them that alcohol is the solution to problems. Some claimed that alcohol was the only way for downtown Grove City to survive - ironically, the 300-foot rule will keep alcohol from downtown.
Shame on us.
The truth of the matter is that the vote only passed by the margin of 802 to 727 (52.45% to 47.55%). Seventy-five votes. Sadly, only 1529 residents made the effort to vote on the issue.
This may be a win, but it is hardly a mandate.
- 22.10% turnout
- Alcohol passed 147 to 142 (one person didn't vote)
- 35.17% turnout
- Alcohol rejected 132 to 171 (four people didn't vote)
- 29.78% turnout
- Alcohol passed 111 to 93 (all voted)
- 47.93% turnout
- Alcohol passed 249 to 142 (two people didn't vote)
- 32.45% turnout
- Alcohol rejected 163 to 179 (two people didn't vote)