By Michael Moyer
September 15, 2007
1.) It is NOT ENFORCABLE; Who will police the percentage of jewelry in stores? Who decides what is art and what is jewelry? How will the jewelry nazis make a store owner put away items determined to be too much jewelry?
2.) It is NOT BENEFICIAL to the community; What alternative merchantile business are being offered in exchange for the taxes that will be lost to the community when growth is limited to failing cork shoe stores and kippered herring shops? What form of reimbursement will be offered to building owners who will be forced to sit on empty stores that cannot open because there is no capital to open them?
Who will invest in a community that reacts to capital investment with prejudice and distain because if finds certain healthy clean businesses unsuitable for its town?
3.) It will NOT SURVIVE LEGAL
CHALLANGES; This code addition will be challanged time and time
again in court until it is removed from the books. What is jewlery?
When a store owner is told he cannot open as a jewelry store
he will call it something else, "Wearable art", The
terms will draw both sides into court. The city will be forced
to prove its code addition is enforcable. If it is shown to be
unenforcable it will dissapear.
Received September 15, 2007 - Published September 15, 2007
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