On January 28th the Arden Arcade Community Planning Advisory Council denied a request from the 7-11 corporation for Public Convenience and Necessity (PCN) letter by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for an Off-Sale Beer and Wine (Type 42) liquor license. Several members of the community testified against the proposal -- stating there are too many to-go alcohol sales sites in the immediate vicinity and the surrounding community, citing problems related to excessive alcohol sales and commenting that the County's enforcement capabilities are weak. Speaking for the proposal were the 7-11 corporation and the owner of the property. The next step is for the County Board of Supervisors to hold a formal PCN hearing to consider whether to override the regulations of the CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) which have characterized the site as being in a high crime area with an over-concentration of Type 42 liquor licenses. The PCN hearing is critical because the ABC has made it very clear that the finding of the Board of Supervisors is the only one that matters. At the time of this post, it is not known when the Supervisors will hold the PCN hearing.