Savannah is facing a crisis. Our weak liquor licensing laws allow package stores to blight our community and serve as epicenters of exploitation aimed at our most vulnerable neighbors. The legislature has to work to make our communities more livable, and less susceptible to impoverishment. This means changing the laws surrounding liquor sales to make it easier for the city council to deny alcohol licenses to the casinos and bars that plague our community by pretending to be gas stations. I will also work to pass laws to allow municipalities to shut down these package stores when they operate as gambling establishments. These stores serve only to blight our communities, attract crime, and contribute to the downward spiral of poverty for so many that are already caught in the poverty cycle.