Claremont Insider: "Where Is It Now?" Department

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Where Is It Now?" Department

Mayor Calaycay moved to introduce an ordinance... blah, blah, blah..."waive further reading, place the ordinance on first reading and refer it to the City Attorney for not less than five days..."

Those magic words were uttered on April 28, 2009, two months ago, for the ordinance regarding permits for motion picture, television, and still photography production.

A few days later we commented on the hidden brilliance of this ordinance, creating as it would an income stream of some quarter-million dollars annually from the town's fat-cat realtors for those property pictures in the ads on the back pages of the Courier.

So we are wondering, two months later, where the ordinance got to?

Correct us if we are wrong, but that ordinance hasn't ever come back.

Really, when you refer an ordinance to the City Attorney for "not less than five days" do you really mean, "take your time, sit on it, incubate it, hatch it, nurture it, and bring it back when it is a strong and healthy chick of an ordinance"?

Every day this ordinance is not adopted is costing the City nearly $1,000 in easy realtor money.

Let's get on with it.


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