Marin County Supervisors Support 1st Alcopop-Free Zone

AFZ-BOSThe Marin County Board of Supervisors took a bold first step last week toward protecting the county’s youth from alcopops. Supervisor Judy Arnold introduced the country’s first resolution of support encouraging alcohol retailers to voluntarily stop selling the dangerous, youth-oriented products. Supervisor Steve Kinsey co-authored the resolution, which supports the establishment of an Alcopop-Free ZoneTM in Marin County and encourages all 217 active off-sale liquor license holders in the county “to voluntarily stop buying, stocking, selling and marketing alcopops.” Bill Daniels, owner of San Rafael’s United Market, was the county’s first alcohol retailer to support the Alcopop-Free ZoneTM Marin campaign, and Andy Bachich, owner of Andy’s Local Market and Andy’s Sun Valley Market in San Rafael, pledged his support in person at the hearing on May 8.