Jennings Appointed to Liquor Common Consumption Work Group

10 Feb 2020

Regulatory law attorney John “Sean” E. Jennings, III has been appointed to the City of Denver’s Liquor Common Consumption Work Group.

John E. JenningsThe work group, facilitated by the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses, will develop agency rules and hearing procedures for the licensure of common consumption areas and the creation of entertainment districts in the City and County of Denver. Common consumption areas are new features of Colorado liquor law that allow bars, restaurants, property owners, and civic organizations to activate common spaces with food and alcohol beverage service. Denver’s work group includes industry members, community groups, and government officials tasked with designing the new rules.

In his practice, Jennings advises clients in regulated industries, including alcohol beverages, cannabis, transportation, gaming, energy, public utilities, and short-term rentals, on licensing, permitting, zoning, compliance, government enforcement actions, and investigations. He has served on public working groups and rule making committees for the State of Colorado and the City and County of Denver. Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, he was the hearings manager for Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses.