Framingham City Council Approves Mayor’s Choice For License Commissioner By 8-3 Vote

FRAMINGHAM – Last month, the Framingham City Council approved four of the five choices proposed by the Mayor for the new Framingham Licensing Commission.

Tonight, the City Council voted 8-3 to approve the Mayor’s final pick – Adam Barnosky, a Framingham resident and a Boston attorney, who’s practice specializing in alcoholic beverage licensing and regulatory compliance. (pictured)

Voting against the appointment was District 4 City Councilor Mike Cannon, District 8 City Councilor Judy Grove, and at-large City Councilor George King.

Cannon said he was voting against the appointment based on the City Charter, which says “no person while a member of the board of license commissioners shall have any financial interest, direct or indirect, in the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in any form.”

The City Council, under the Charter, can reject an appointment to a board of commission by the Mayor with six votes (simple majority of the 11-member City Council).

As of Friday, none of the four approved License Commissioners had been sworn in, a possible indication the Mayor would like Barnosky to be chair of the new Commission.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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