Volunteer bartender Katie Herber serves a customer at the Salem Winter Brewfest outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Volunteer bartender Katie Herber serves a customer at the Salem Winter Brewfest outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Anna Reed/Statesman Journal

A proposal before the Salem City Council on Monday would loosen restrictions on hard liquor sales in city parks.

City code bans the sales of drinks with alcohol content of 14 percent by volume or more, so vendors can generally sell less-potent drinks such as ciders and beers.

But code changes proposed by Jason and Carroll Unruh, who owns Oregon Beverage Services in Salem, would open parks, sports fields and other property controlled by the city to harder drinks, including Scotch and vodka.

Oregon Beverage Services manages alcohol sales at events around the state, including the Oregon State Fair.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.