Alcohol in BHC ParksThe Bullhead City Council is contemplating changes to its strict “no alcohol” in city parks ordinance. This afternoon, the city council will meeting in a special workshop to address possible changes that would relax some of the provisions of the ordinance. Under current ordinance, consuming or possessing alcohol in any city park is reserved for only those special events that have received city council approval and only for those times and days the events are being held. Alcohol is banned for any recreational use of any park at any other time. “It’s kind of a hard law to enforce,” said Councilman Jerry Duvall, a retired Bullhead City police officer. The city council will discuss the possibility of allowing alcohol use during specific group functions, in certain areas of certain parks, and possibility of opening up the use of beer and wine, but banning hard alcohol. “I don’t really want to give a father, who’s fishing with his son on the shore of the park, a ticket for alcohol,” Duvall said. “That, to me, is not a very serious violation.”         This afternoon’s city council workshop will start at 3 p.m. and will be streamed live on the city’s website:  www.bullheadcity.com. The city’s parks and recreation commission has also been invited to the discussion.

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