The Lynwood City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to kill a tough ordinance that would have restricted how liquor is sold and where new liquor stores could be opened.
The ordinance, scheduled to take effect Sept. 17, was passed last month, but the council voted earlier this month to reconsider it after hearing protests from merchants.
At Tuesday's meeting, the council asked the Planning Department and the city attorney to draft a new ordinance after City Atty. Henry S. Barbosa raised concerns over the vagueness of the measure.
The ordinance would have imposed several restrictions on store owners, such as prohibiting the sale of alcohol and gasoline from the same outlet. But the clause that drew the most attention prevented customers from buying a single beer or wine cooler.