When the downtown open container law was first introduced, I thought, hey that could be good for our precious downtown. Further conversations have changed my mind. Most Last Chance Gulch businesses do not want to deal with the drunken fallout that could result. My friends who live near downtown rightfully fear the noise, mayhem and litter that will likely result from this poorly thought out law.

Downtown Helena is a wonderful, child friendly, safe place to live and shop. Let’s keep it that way and reject the open container law.


Ann Wilsnack