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Loud music in downtown Raleigh leads to permit process study

Posted November 19, 2013 6:03 p.m. EST

— The City Council wants more time to figure out how to create better relations between downtown Raleigh residents and city night spots.

As more people and businesses have moved downtown, the number of complaints about late-night noise has increased. But both business owners and residents say the city's requirement of a public hearing before granting an amplified entertainment permit is too cumbersome.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance plans to work with residents and business owners, as well as police, to come up with a solution.

The City Council voted Tuesday to wait 90 days to get feedback from the group before making any changes to the permitting process.