Signatures Gathered:  4,121

Signatures Needed: 6,000

69%

of our goal

397

Days Left

$1,000,000+

Per Year For Schools & Roads

The Limestone BEER Initiative

The Limestone BEER (Better Education, Economic development, and Roads) Initiative is an effort to increase Limestone County’s resources available for improving our County, Schools, and Roads. This can be done by extending the right to choose alcoholic beverages to Limestone County that Athens, Decatur, Huntsville, and Madison City already has in our great county. As our population growth continues, we can no longer afford to have revenue that is rightfully ours cross over into other cities, states, and counties. In other words, outside of continued economic development, this is one of the few remaining options we have to increase revenue without raising taxes.

Better Education & Schools

We could contribute an additional $500,000+ every year to Limestone County Education that can be used for much needed supplies and other various items.

Better Roads & Infrastructure

We could increase each County Commission District's Road Budget by nearly 20%, or an extra mile or so of paved road every year.

Better Economy

By allowing legal sales, not only will we keep business local, but we will also circulate more money in our local economy and increase our overall revenue.

News & Petition Locations

Keep up with the latest news and information from the Limestone BEER Initiative, as well as where we currently have petitions. If you would like a petition at your place of business, please get in touch with us and we'll be sure to get you some.

  • Sign Our Petition Online!

    May 17, 2015 by Seth Parker

    We soon hope to offer the ability to sign the petition online. We will submit all signatures made online to the Probate Judge's office. Online petitions don't have a clear ruling from the Attorney General's office, so we'll try to make a little bit of history. We will keep you posted.

  • Welcome to the New LBI Website!

    May 17, 2015 by Seth Parker

    Welcome to the new Limestone BEER Initiative website!. Things have been a little quiet over the past few months due to the fact that I have been running this (mostly) as a one-person show. I've been doing a lot of traveling for work and haven't been able to devote as much time to the initiative as I'd like to. In the meantime, though, I've been speaking with elected officials, consulted with many others, and compiled a significant amount of research....including the current financial state of the county. Even though the money is budgeted for a special election, I think that it's best to avoid one at the moment.

    The reason is two-fold. First, we need to save all the money we can at this point. Second, and most importantly, special election turnout is usually very low. Whether the LBI measure passes or not isn't as much of a concern of mine as the turnout. My main concern is that we have a majority of the voting public decide, pass or fail. I don't think any of us would be happy if only 10-15% of the registered voters decided the fate of legal sales in a special election.

    With that in mind, we've decided to aim for the November 2016 general election where we should expect a 60%+ turnout. I am also actively recruiting people to become involved in LBI so that I can spread around some of the weight in hopes that we can keep steady momentum from now until then.

Behind Limestone BEER

Seth Parker

“This initiative is about giving the people of Limestone County the right to choose whether or not they would like the revenue from legal alcohol sales. Circumstances have changed over the years to the point where alcohol is less than an 8 mile drive from any part of the county. At the very least, our schools, roads, and businesses should have the opportunity to benefit instead of letting our neighbors keep all of the revenue.”