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Old 07-23-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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The town I live in is a big town want-a-be every time the city counsel hears of new ordnance in a larger town it passes the same ordnance here, even if it makes no sense. We had city ordnance that no wheeled conveyance could be used on the sidewalks downtown. It included bikes, roller blades, skates, skateboards, wagons, and baby strollers. The only exception to the ordnance was wheel chairs; our Mayor was hurt and confined to a wheel chair. When parents and babysitters could no longer take their children down town to shop, many in our town walk to the downtown, I told you it is a small town. Shop owners couldn’t figure out why they were losing business. Have you ever tried to carry a baby and things bought at the same time? Until someone, me, I wrote a letter to the editor to explain why. When the shop owners saw why they were losing business. It didn’t take long to have the ordnance changed. Perhaps you could write to the editor of your local paper. Others may feel the town counsel has overstepped their bounds and curb their zeal for city ordnances.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:08 AM
 
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For now the people in town have objected and signed a petition that had the latest new ordinance removed. I don't know if the city counsel will try again or what.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I would keep an eye on it. Does the city post an agenda for the meetings? If so, it is extremely worthwhile to read through them because, at least where we are now, the people always eventually give up because they claim that the City always gets what they want anyway. - yeah, not too good here but as the dreaded "newcomers" "outsiders" come in, well, it is not as easy as it used to be.
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