CBS, December 18, 2018

The city says the industry brings hundreds of thousands of jobs, and billions of dollars of revenue in each year. Councilman Robert Holden (R-30th) says the shoots need to be better regulated.

“It’s out of control,” he said. “Whose bright idea was to do this right before Christmas. I mean, the city should not permit that.”

Holden’s proposed a bill to raise the permit fee from the current $300 to $5,000, so only necessary shoots block streets. He’s also asking that community members get two weeks’ notice instead of a few days and a chance to give input before a shoot is approved.

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