Brevard County District 3 Commissioner John Tobia, proposed relaxing open container rules at the previous County Commission meeting. The change would have allowed patrons to take open alcohol from an establishment to a public place within the County’s jurisdiction.
The proposal was strongly supported by struggling local businesses, as well as showed support initially form the commission as a whole. However, after Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated he did not support the change, District 2 Commissioner Bryan Lober stated he changed his mind as well.
“We need to protect all our parking lots and areas, to not leave it vulnerable to people drinking,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote in a statement sent to FOX 35 News.
The motion died for lack of a second.