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Regulating businesses and Enforcement
By Craig Moen


September 17, 2007

Michael Moyer made a good point which had occurred to me also just the other day. Can and will this potential jewelry store law be enforced? Before you put rules in place that you expect everyone to follow, you'll need to determine what will be done if the rule is broken. If you think about it, I'm guessing that a clever jewelry store owner could find a loophole in such a law if they wanted to. And they could probably fund litigation that would keep the courts busy with frivolous suits.

Whether the initiative passes or fails, I hope those that put the measure forward have thought through the many details that an ordinance like this would require. I also hope that once voters have made their choice by majority that the topic will disappear from SitNews.

Craig Moen
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 17, 2007 - Published September 17, 2007

About: "Ketchikan resident that rarely goes downtown during tourist season anyway"

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