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Ron W DuBray Inactive Member24 Mar 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

what do you all think of this? A local town board passed a law that you need a perment to use the playing fields and the new pavilion in the park so the cops spent weeks removing all people playing anything from the park that did not have a perment and now the parks department is complaining that no one is using the park and no one is asking to use the new event pavilion. :) makes one wonder just how dumb they think people are.

Toronto48 Inactive Member24 Mar 2015 9:43 a.m. PST

Blame budget concerns where politicians place the necessity of raising money ahead of common sense

Streitax Inactive Member24 Mar 2015 10:21 a.m. PST

Yeah, and whose taxes paid for all that stuff in the first place? Oh, don't mind me. I keep forgetting we're talking about politicians.

Terrement Inactive Member24 Mar 2015 11:23 a.m. PST

There could be a never-ending thread about the lunacy in government and the logic they use and the rules and laws that result.

Some years back, apparently California (don't know if it was state, county or city) had dueling ordinances on the books. Hotels had to be equipped with ashtrays, and hotels had to be non-smoking.

So the room was equipped with two glass ashtrays with the 4" round sticker with the circle and slash going through a cigarette to indicate "no smoking."


(and I know ignorance is no excuse)

Following hurricane Isabelle, we had lots of downed tree limbs. Piled them up at the curb for collection. Piles were pretty massive, so I broke them down into manageable sized mounds (about three by two by two) to make it easier for the guys collecting. They picked up only two of them. Turns out the city ordinance allows you to have piles up to four by four by four – which I would not quite have had if I just left them mounded together. So, as the city was cleaning up for the next several weeks, it was another two weeks before they came back through the neighborhood to collect. My piles were larger then.

When I called the city the day of the collection, their response as to why that rule wasn't put out on radio and TV as obviously most folks didn't know that, and most of the time it isn't an issue, unless a hurricane or very large nor'easter comes through and her response was "well, it is on our website…" missing entirely that at that point in time, most of the city and surrounding region was without electrical power to use their computers to look it up, even if they knew that it was there to be found.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2015 2:17 p.m. PST

I worked in the private sector for 22 years and then went to work for the state for 16 years. The actions of the elected officials and bureaucracy never failed to amaze me.

Jeff965 Inactive Member24 Mar 2015 2:30 p.m. PST

As a community copper here in the UK about 25 years ago, the local kids complained that they had no where to go and some of the locals complained about large groups of kids congregating at various places in town and how intimidated they felt when they had to walk past these groups.
My answer was to approach the local Council to ask them to open one of the town parks to give the kids somewhere to go. Their answer was a very big NO.
When I asked why, they said they had tried this before and had ended up in Court when one of the kids had got themselves injured (climbing the railings, when the gate was open) and the parents sued the Council because there was insufficient supervision in the Park.
Moral of the story is, there's always a few who will spoil it for the majority.

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