On Tuesday, the Orange County Commission approved an ordinance that will allow hotels and restaurants in the area to serve alcohol earlier in the day to accommodate guests.
Under the current ordinance hotels are currently allowed to serve alcohol between the hours of 11am to 2am. Under the new proposal, hotels and restaurants would be allowed to serve alcohol beginning at 7am and as late as 3am in private rooms.
The proposal was brought to the county by former District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd, who was in attendance. Public comment included members of the hospitality, who cited alignment with other municipalities and the accommodation of intentional guests as reasons for approval in “making brunch great again.”
The ordinance would ultimately be approved unanimously with several commissioners voicing support for the measure.
“I can see how people would want to get here and have a mimosa.” said District 3 Commissioner Pete Clark “For me it’s the right thing to do.”