Decision on Oktoberfest party delayed

DOWNEY - A request by Downey Brewing Company to host an Oktoberfest party in the restaurant parking lot has been delayed to Sept. 19 when the Planning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing.The hearing was originally scheduled for this past Tuesday but was pushed back after modifications were made to the Oktoberfest proposal. The changes came after details of the proposed event were published in this newspaper and mailings were sent out to property owners near Downey Brewing. The changes resulted "in a significantly different project description," community development director Brian Saeki wrote in a staff report. "As a result, staff will re-advertise the public notice to ensure clarity regarding the proposed request." Downey Brewing Company has hosted Oktoberfest celebrations in the past. This year's event is scheduled for Oct. 12-13.

********** Published: September 6, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 21