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The Georgia Restaurant Association is asking its members to voluntarily post signs in restrooms to help victims of human trafficking.
Georgia law requires such signs to be posted in bars, bus stops, hotels, urgent care centers and other locations, but not in restaurants. The signs are to include a hotline for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888.
Because of a law that was passed last year by the Board of Commissioners, some restaurants in Fulton County are required to post signage.
The problem is that the law can only be enforced within a small area of Fulton County, Chairman Robb Pitts said at a news conference Monday, which was broadcast live on Facebook.
Source: FOX5 Atlanta
Atlanta is now one of the biggest transportation hubs for sex trafficking in the nation.
Monday, Georgia's restaurants teamed up with Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts to fight back against this growing problem.
The Georgia Restaurant Association, which serves as the voice for more than 18,000 in Georgia, will post potentially life-saving information about what sex trafficking is and information for victims in restaurant restrooms.
Chairman Pitts said one reason for this new push against sex trafficking is because the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta in February and that the event is one of the number one attractions for sex trafficking in the world.
The Georgia Restaurant Association, which serves as the voice for more than 18,000 restaurants in the state, is joining efforts to fight sex trafficking by posting potentially life-saving information in restaurant restrooms.
The signs raise visibility of the issue of sex trafficking, and include the National Trafficking Hotline, providing potentially life-saving information for sex trafficking victims.
Leaders of the association joined with Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts Monday at Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead to make the announcement.
Among those in attendance was well-known Atlanta attorney BJ Bernstein who has represented many sex trafficking victims over the years. Those victims, she said, come from all backgrounds.
Souce: East Cobb News
Your November election ballot will include a Cobb brunch bill referendum that would expand Sunday alcoholic beverage service at restaurants and hotels.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday on its consent agenda to put the referendum on the ballot. The question, if approved by voters, would allow service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays (here’s resolution information).
Here’s the language that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Currently restaurants and hotels in Georgia cannot serve alcohol before 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Cobb has allowed Sunday restaurant and hotel alcohol sales since 1982.
The Georgia legislature this year approved SB 17, the so-called “brunch bill,” that was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (here’s the legislation). It allows local governments to hold referendums to give the final say to voters on whether restaurants, hotels and wineries can serve alcohol on premises as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta residents may soon be able to sip mimosas with their eggs Benedict when eating out on Sunday mornings.
The city is set to join a growing list of municipalities across Cobb County and Georgia asking voters this November whether to approve earlier Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants and bars.
State law prohibits restaurants from serving alcohol before 12:30 p.m. on Sundays now, but the “Brunch Bill” that passed the General Assembly this year allows the residents of Georgia’s cities and counties to decide whether they should be able to dive into their bloody Marys as soon as 11 a.m.