City Council Meddling
By Charles Edwardson
March 31, 2010
I was contacted by the owner of the low speed vehicle - golf
carts as I referred to them in my last tirade against the ineptitude
of Ketchikan City Council decisions on private business.
I was informed that the owner of the low speed vehicles that
received a special consideration from the council to operate
low speed vehicles on our city streets is in fact a life long
Ketchikan resident,, he presented an apparently good idea that
would make him money and he would invest in this endeavor with
his own money to enhance his business and his bottom line.
WHAT THE -- HEY THAT SOUNDS LIKE MUCH THE SAME PROPOSAL OF YELLOW
I apologize to the low speed
vehicle guy,, and wish him the best,, but what is the difference
between his personal investment and yellow taxis personal investment?
Ya, ya city ordinance, demonstrated need yada, yada, but what
is the fundamental difference? They both have skin in the game
let em try ,if it works good for Ketchikan. if it fails what
consequence is it of ours? Again good luck Yellow Taxi,
On second thought, I'm a general contractor would you consider
stifling my competition? Ah never mind - I'll do that the old
fashioned way, I'll offer a better product and price if I can.
About: " Wrong about low
speed vehicle operator ownership, but still convinced city council
has no business in private business decisions"
Received March 30, 2009 - Published
March 31, 2010
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