Council President Darrell Clarke did not like what he saw when he drove through a popular restaurant district last weekend.
He and his fellow district councilmembers, like Cindy Bass, also feared nuisance businesses taking advantage of the new rules.
“Granting this opportunity without input from the district council person is a problem,” Bass said.
The bill was amended to give councilmembers and community groups a chance to weigh in during a three-day permitting process, and passed the committee unanimously.
It now goes to the full Council.