Just in time for tax day
This burdensome, idiotic requirement was adopted on a 10-4 vote without much thought at all. The justification behind it is absurd.
“The Common Council finds that a disproportionate number of vehicles that are for sale on public property are unlicensed, unregistered or are offered for sale by individuals who have no legal authority to do so,” the newly-expanded ordinance
Poppycock. Show me the data on that one. And how the hell is requiring a $40 permit for a street sale going to prevent someone from selling a stolen car through some other — any other — means?
It gets better:
Technically, the ordinance prohibits parking any car for sale on public property, whether there is a “for sale” sign on the vehicle or not. You can get busted for driving the car and parking at the library, even if you leave the “for sale” sign at home. That is not what the council intended, but it is what the ordinance says.
There you have it: Gretchen Schuldt, tax revolter.
Not once does she ask what great communal good the funds will bestow.