York’s Nuisance Abatement Ordinance Punishes Sufferers of Domestic Abuse
October is domestic violence awareness month, a period during which the nation focuses its efforts and dialogue on the challenges to creating safer, gentler communities. It’s time we bring the conversation home and take a look at just one of the ways in which that struggle manifests itself in York.
Call 911, Get Evicted
It’s reasonable to assume that calling law enforcement to report abuse is always good advice. But in cities like York, which have enacted nuisance abatement laws that penalize landlords and tenants for incidents involving police response, reporting abuse to the authorities can lead to evictions and homelessness.
As a Libertarian I have often been accused of “not caring about people”.
Yes; I oppose government social programs. Yes; I oppose taking by force from those “that do” to buy political favor from those that “cannot” or “do not”. How many can say they have never voted based on racist, sexist, or monetary motives. I can. Party of Principle after all…….
Right now in York we face the consequences of too many people’s motivations when voting. We Libertarians have long stated that charity belongs in the private sector. I and others have time and time again called out government corruption giftwrapped in the illusions of giving, charity, and hope.
This Post is not for Foodies
Most people in the city – and beyond – just want to know if York city council has amended its mobile food vendor ordinance to allow more vendors and food trucks. No. It’s a work in progress.
That being said; this post is not for foodies. At least not for the doting, obsequious hipster types content with allowing local government to define and confine the street food scene to a series of niche special events each year.
It’s About Freedom, Not Foodies
Each and every individual has the right to earn a living, plain and simple.
Mayor C. Kim Bracey Forces Permit Fees On Charity Event
“The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable.” • Bastiat
For the second time in as many years, the City of York stands as a barrier between a charitable organization and the people it works to serve.
York mayor Kim Bracey has ordered 2011 City of York Humanitarian Award recipient Bobby Brunner to pay a $35 permit fee (along with all other applicable fees) in order to be able to pass out food and donated items to the needy during a planned Sept. 6th giveaway.
Bureaucratic Process Causes Uncertainty, “Gut-wrenching Fear” for Entrepreneur
Meet Darren Borodin, owner of DKMI Best Hot Dogs.
Some of you may know the mild-mannered, soft-spoken hot dog vendor that has tended to the appetites of city-slickers, county residents and workers for the past three and a half years. In the very near future, Mr. Borodin’s business may no longer be in operation.
Due to the City of York’s arbitrary and unnecessarily complicated street vendor licensing schemes, DKMI Best Hot Dogs does not know its future. Through no fault of his own, and by no action or condition of the marketplace, Mr. Borodin’s business venture may come to an abrupt end – by the simple stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen.