AUDIO: Janesville makes changes to ordinances governing alcohol sales

The Janesville City Council approves a pair of ordinances aimed at making a friendlier climate for businesses looking to sell alcohol.

The first ordinance removes the separation requirement for alcohol sales at grocery stores and home brew shops, allowing them an 80 square foot area to display wine and beer.

The second ordinance modifies the City's quota on Class a liquor licenses so that it's calculated on a yearly basis based on state population estimates, instead of every decade based on the US census. The ordinance also establishes a petition process that allows the City to go beyond it's current quota if a business appeals to the Alcohol License Advisory Committee.