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Media Mention: Derek Allen Weighs in on Asheville Lighting Ordinance

An Asheville lighting ordinance is leaving some restaurants in the dark. The citywide policy was enacted to reduce light pollution.

Derek AllenArea businesses were given 30 days to remove patio lighting or face a fine up to $100 per day. Some business owners argued that the ordinance went too far. Asheville City Council has suspended enforcing the lighting code until they can update the policy.

Alcohol beverage and land use attorney Derek Allen applauded the city's latest move. Here's what he had to say when interviewed by the Asheville Citizen Times:

"I think it is a great gesture by the city that is both practical and fair."

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"I think it is a great gesture by the city that is both practical and fair. "It shows that the city is serious about cooperating with the hospitality industry and doing so in a timely manner. This will help to avoid any disruption in their businesses as our community ramps up for another outdoor dining season."

You can read the entire article here.

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