Sunday, January 20, 2013

Monkey See, Monkey Do

This kind of stuff really irks me: Just cause other cities have an ordinance, Fortuna feels the need to follow suit. Arcata and Eureka already have ordinances regarding camping and campfires, so Fortuna feels they need to have one.

And I love this part: Whether such ordinances accomplish their stated purpose or not is subject to some speculation, but there is little downside to such ordinances.". In other words, it doesn't matter if it works or not. Let's do it anyway! 

The Fortuna City Council, along with the others, needs to be treated for that growing epidemic of Do Something Disease.
Speaking of Do Something Disease, I am pleased to see the Eureka City Council relaxed the ordinance on beekeeping within the city limits. That's something that should have been done long ago. But they couldn't just let it happen, could they? 

Nope. You have to pay a fee of $25.00 and get a permit to raise bees within city limits. And this from what The Left calls Eureka's conservative city council.


At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, in other words, such ordinances might help, but definitely won't hurt.

What's definitely true is that some camping and open fires are deterred (or stopped). These ordiancnes won't end the problem, but they lessen the problem. A city not friendly to public camping is a city not friendly to urban travelers, and urban travelers don't stay long. The problem doesn't go entirely away from the city because not all campers are travelers; some actually call Eureka their home. That's okay.

At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, does Fred not think Eureka's city council is conservative? Really? Invoking the liberals to suggest they're not conservative is just plain silly. There is an astounding, overt conservative majority on the council.


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