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We want to know what the private companies have paid the city for the inconvenience and loss of business when the production company shot the commercial this month near Eighth and Massachusetts streets. They had 28 parking meters blocked off for two days. Then they had the city people blocking off Eighth Street for a day and a half.

Production staffers and an off-duty police officer, paid by the production company, blocked off access to the street, not city personnel. The permit to use the street cost $10 and was issued by City Manager Mike Wildgen. As for lost revenue from the meters, Wildgen said he had no idea how much money the city would lose other than, "it's not very much." There was a potential of $37.80 to be made off the meters, he said, if they had been full all day and people had paid.


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