If the camera only has the license plate and not the driver as was the original proposal explained, the Florida supreme court has ruled that the vehicle plate does not constitute the driver and the owner is not a policing force that has to divulge any information about possible drivers that may have used the vehicle. With the amount of citations being issued vs the safety issue, it only shows that a money grab is being initiated. POLICE are to serve and protect, IF this large amount of money is going to be collected by fines, time to start a tax revolt and lower city income tax rates especially since this not a money grab as the mayor proclaims
August 28, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
“If you want to have a pet, it’s your responsibility,” - does that statement relate to "the ordinance is in violation of state law." which should have been addressed by council when the state law was passed, that is their responsibility. Now a family is without a pet that they desired, but had to give up because of government incompetency.
August 25, 2015 at 10:37 a.m.
Time for the public to take note: congressional approval is only at 19%. The current politicians have been in office for years, everyone complains, they do nothing, but vote the same losers back into office. It will not be " THE DONALD" that splits the vote, it will be the voters. If you are sick of the way things are, and it will be under democratic regime" then as default you will have to vote for TRUMP as he said "may run independent" or the Democrats win for sure!! GREAT MOVE DONALD! And the rest of the doubters as he said, are too dumb to see it!
August 7, 2015 at 9:17 a.m.
The same method used in Youngstown was being used in Florida. The Florida supreme court ruled that pictures of a license plate DOES NOT justify guilty assumption of the owner / driver of a vehicle. Private citizens are NOT a policing force, so if someone borrows your vehicle and violates the law, and you own the vehicle and get cited, the burden of proof to convict goes on the government, and you do not have to testify as to who was driving at the time of the violation, as you are not a witness.
August 6, 2015 at 10:57 a.m.
One has to understand that eventually the pie from taxpayer income will be totally gone. Income taxes are the perfect example. It is based on income! Every raise of a taxpayer, gives government an automatic increase in revenue. EVERY government level is out of money, and wants more. The state lowers the income tax but adds a sales tax hike. NEVER ends. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Live within your budget or shut down, they will find a way to keep themselves with a job.
July 22, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.
Typical headlines stating that tax revenues have declined, next thing will be the request from the government that because of the declining income, government needs more money from the taxpayer. Instead, the highlights should be talking about the added income to government coffers from the hundreds of thousands of dollars coming from casino's patrons. Patrons are taxed by government on every dollar they make by income tax at all levels of government, now they go to Casinos and loose to the extent of millions of dollars and the government collects new income, now millions $ extra and now only describe how revenue on the last quarter dropped.
July 18, 2015 at 10:38 a.m.
Make sure the public understands, hundreds of thousands of sewage discharge entered into the system, and this is just an INCIDENT that kills thousands of fish. Everyone concerned knew this situation exists, now want to blame it on the dogs, geese, yard runoff but is an acceptable event.When LUPO had brine runoff from a truck entered the system that killed nothing, disturbed nothing in the eco system where it was dumped, officials demanded and spent millions in clean up, prosecution and jail time for the private citizen but when government causes the problem, oh well, this is just an incident that by regulations caused the problem, and it will continue to occur and is OK.
July 8, 2015 at 8:33 a.m.
Anyone that doesn't think it is fair to hire an outside the community work force, should start their own company, make their own decisions, get a quality status, then underbid the competition. As it is, sounds like Dant Clayton corp. has the best expertise on the matter at hand and should hire who they feel is the most competent.
July 3, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.
Ryan is locked in a paradoxical state ever since he found out he couldn't control the Brazilian government.Wrong again on the statement " I don’t think anyone’s going to walk around and say, ‘You voted against this so early in the process,’” and be upset. - The president RYAN backs without question, is now being shown that he is not a king and decides everything he wants must happen.
May 8, 2015 at 6:21 a.m.
Now here is an expense that the state needs. $4.1m plus the extra cost of maintenance, care, fuel,extra support employees, all for 1 helicopter in Columbus, to support the rich man's playground in the sky.This copter is not designed for medevac operations, but for law enforcement.Medevac helicopters are already located throughout the state and are privately run for profit. Government can't find enough ways to spend money, but always need more to fund requirements that they issue such as schools, roads,local gov. SOUNDS like the state had extra money and had to spend instead of returning it to the tax payer which never happens,, government will always find a way to spend it.
May 5, 2015 at 8:28 a.m.