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Licenses vote essentially off the record
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A couple of weeks ago, our editorial board was critical of the Monroe Common Council's decision to use a facilitator in the process of determining which two of five applicants would receive Class B liquor licenses. We felt that bringing in an outside party, no matter how talented, reduced the element of accountability among council members in the process and set a bad precedent. To a great extent, that concern played out last week when the council made its decision.With a unanimous vote, Monroe aldermen approved granting licenses to Barrett's Brick Cafe and Fiesta Cancun Authentic Mexican Restaurant.