The City of Rockwall has once again been approached by an organization wanting to legalize retail liquor sales in the city. Last week, Friends of Total Wine in Rockwall, which is a specific purpose committee, contacted the City Secretary and filed paperwork to apply for a petition for that purpose. Look for people canvassing the community as soon as today to get enough signatures to achieve their goal.
The petition process is long and governed by several precise steps. Once all the procedures are met and verified, then the potential legalization of alcohol sales in Rockwall may be brought before the voters to decide in the May 4, 2024 election.
The committee must collect 6,576 signatures, which is 35 percent of Rockwall’s registered voters who participated in the most recent gubernatorial election. The committee must then submit the signatures to the City Secretary by Friday, December 29, for review and authentication. The petition that is being circulated is on legal-sized (8.5”x14”) light green paper and is embossed with the official city seal at the top, right-hand corner of each page.
City of Rockwall elected and appointed officials take no official or formal stance on these matters. However, city officials do want to make the public aware of these petitions.