This simply is a bad scene. Many inner cities have problems with providing services as it is. Creating new revenue streams (or changing the way we do services) simply must come to the fore.
This kind of (relatively) rapid change may leave existing legislation and quite a few of the residents in the dust. That’s unfortunate, but right now many cities (including mine) are in an adapt-or-die situation. We have to gamble and change – or we’ll slowly die anyway.