An Asheville lighting ordinance is leaving some restaurants in the dark. The citywide policy was enacted to reduce light pollution.
Area 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.
"I think it is a great gesture by the city that is both practical and fair."
"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."
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