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#1 2012-02-18 08:12:38

Registered: 2004-09-08
Posts: 3,833

Next time, say it's for the children

Last week, City Council was to consider a new ordinance to impose more regulations on Houston auto repair shops.  Pages and pages of new regulations.  Instead, the measure was sent back to the mayor's office.

Marc Campos says the votes weren't there in spite of Mayor Parker's insistence that it should be thought of as a consumer protection ordinance.  On the plus side, Campos noted:

For many of the speakers, this was obviously the first time they had ever attended a City Council meeting.  I don’t know if this how City Hall should go about engaging folks into the political process.   This is one that has the potential to come and bite folks on the arse.

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#2 2012-02-18 17:40:17

Neal Meyer
From: Houston
Registered: 2005-12-19
Posts: 686

Re: Next time, say it's for the children

From Marc Campos's blog entry:

When one of the first small business owners got up to speak against the proposal, the Mayor tried to explain that the ordinance was a consumer protection measure.  CM Helena Brown called it consumer oppression.

Go Helena!

It's one thing to read or listen to what people say they want. It is far more important however to watch what people actually do. That is when you can make a judgment as to what it is that people really value and what is genuinely important to them.


#3 2012-02-22 11:33:30

From: Rice Military
Registered: 2005-04-28
Posts: 640

Re: Next time, say it's for the children

The Nanny Staters must be in control of everything for everyone for we are all too infantile to be responsible for our own actions.


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