The Irving City Council could ring in the New Year by tackling the issue of whether to change the ratio on alcoholic beverage sales in restaurants. The current city ordinance sets a ratio of 60/40 for food/alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants, but the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are asking that the ratio be reversed or changed. In March, the chamber recommended changing the ratio to 30 percent food sales and 70 percent alcohol sales. Then this fall, the Irving planning and zoning commission voted to recommend the 30/70 ratio. The Council is expected to discuss and possibly vote on the issue at the Jan. 10 meeting.

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