A proposed city ordinance would establish new rules for businesses open in some of downtown Charleston's busiest nightlife areas. While the proposal is being considered, city officials have already temporarily stopped issuing business permits for businesses that seek to operate after midnight.
We will continue covering new developments about the proposal.
The proposal is winding its way through city government right now, but one of the easiest things you can do is contact your city council member and the mayor of Charleston and let them know how you feel about the proposal.
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A petition is circulating locally, click here to print pages and gather your own signatures.
There are several petitions and support groups being circulated online, including a Change.org petition that's already gotten the support of a few thousand people.