A city council that takes one step forward and four steps backward, deserves little respecthttp://new.vote29.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/listening-to-bs.png
Tuesday, the city council met in another stringent city council session to limit the rights and options of residents and citizens.
In addition to having previously banning legal herbal medication; spending money it does not have; allowing blight to spread throughout the city; raising taxes, fees and assessment without remorse; pandering to crony organizations, shutting down the Drive-In Outdoor swap meet; going in debt $33 million for Project Phoenix with not enough money left for Project Phoenix; a Council-funded telemarketing scheme working against the city , and for stonewalling a city councilwomen — the council took a “decisive” step Tuesday calling for the planning commission to prohibited street vendors.
Does this send a message to “Mustards Last Stand” and others that a dysfunctional council doesn’t want mom and pop street vendors in the city?
The county imposes realistic safeguards regarding regulating and licensing street vendors. The council is wrong to ban licensed vendors in the city.
Once again, the city is disrespecting free enterprise and restricting commerce in the city.
Councilman Joel Klink just couldn’t get enough of rambling and slighting vendors. The outdated councilman said, “I get tired of seeing bonsai trees out there…and firewood all for sale…. It’s wrong for us.”
In other council business, Jim Krushat and Leslie May were appointed planning commissioners.
The only way the city will move forward is when three redundant councilmen get out of the way of meaningful progress and allow the city and its residents to move into the new millennium with grace and intelligence.
We should be maximizing liberties, not minimizing or restricting the rights and choices and of residents and citizens.