- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is continuing to hear from residents on the impact of the tourism industry.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1oRPB6c) another public forum is being held Thursday on tourism issues.

Mayor Joe Riley has appointed an advisory council of residents and industry representatives to revise the city’s tourism management plan which has not been updated in more than 15 years.

The city has said until the work is done, the industry will essentially be put on pause with no new special events or tour guide businesses permitted on the Charleston peninsula.

The city is also hiring new tourism enforcement officers to make sure the rules now on the books are obeyed.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com