2,275 permits have been issued in the last 3 years but ONLY 11 citations. Ratio of permits to valid complaints is about 1/2 of 1 %.
Last year 968 film and print permits were issued for location filming, filling 22,209 hotel rooms, spending $87,070,838 dollars all in Miami Beach.
The residential location at the center of this attack to our industry had only 13 permits issued, for a total of 19 production days, in a 7 month time frame, for an average of 2.71 days per month. The neighbor's complaint, who proposed restrictions to the film guidelines, has compared this activity to "living in Time Square".
During an economy, in such dire straights, it would be wrong to cause severe negative effect to an industry that brings jobs to all sectors of our community.
There is no permitting problem on Miami Beach.
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