Monday, August 20, 2007

Third Reading: Sooner or Later They All Come Together at the Car Wash


Funny how getting past an election frees the Metro Council up to reconsider controversial bills.

The ethics problems of both Charlie Tygard and Diane Neighbors will be revisited Tuesday night as the car wash bill--still without the Planning Commission's promised recommendations--reanimates like a zombie that refuses to keel in the face of popular pitchforks.

According to this morning's City Paper, re-elected member Carl Burch is leading the bill this time, which makes me wonder from whom his campaign got financial contributions. We've got verification from at least two members--Emily Evans and Lynn Williams--that they will not support this bill in the face of substantial neighborhood opposition (given that co-sponsors don't seem to care to address the problem of increased traffic volume). The past performance of others is no less telling.

The car wash bill ain't no place to be if you plan on being a star.

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