Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lock Boxes on all businesses?

We might be all complaining about the heavy handed Gestapo tactics of our local city hall when they recently slapped the mandatory cell phone ban upon us but it could get worse. Here is an interesting report from the city council over at Cedar Falls Iowa. The city council recently passed what they are calling an “amendment” to the Chapter 11 Fire Prevention and Protection Code. What this new amendment does is to allow the city bureaucrats to hold the keys to privately owned businesses, apartments and some rental property in the name of “for the good of the people.” The rationale behind this thinking is that if per chance one of these properties should catch on fire the fire department would have quicker access to the property to put the fire out – hence it would be “for the good of the people”

Not only is the City of Cedar Falls requiring business owners to provide a key to their private property to the city but they are also demanding that the private property owner install a lock box for these keys (at their own expense of course) on their building which the fire department could access with their master key.

WOW – I wonder how long it will take for the criminal element in Cedar Falls to obtain one of those lock box keys? Better call your local Havre City Councilman – I bet they haven’t thought of this yet.

Here is the link to the story in the Cedar Falls Courier

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