July 1, 2012, 4:26 pmIt's been a project of Commissioner Amanda Fritz for some time. Curbing alcohol sales in some downtown neighborhoods. The purpose is to keep high alcohol content out of the hands of drunks in downtown. Fritz says small convenience stores selling the potent booze might be the problem. She points to Washington. Where alcohol impact areas, places where the alcohol content of what can be sold is controlled, have had a positive impact. Fritz says she even took street surveys of intoxicated people downtown and found out what they were drinking, and where they purchased it. On Thursday, she says lobbyists managed to get the Attorney General to take the power away from the OLCC to enforce such zones in Portland. Fritz says she is not going to give up, despite having to start all over.