It’s a microcosm of what’s wrong with government
By Barry Levinson | If you polled the people who live in Fullerton to find out if they’re in favor of freedom and common sense, the answer would be a resounding yes.
Since this is a given, it leads to a very simple question. Why is it so difficult to have our ordinances always follow these simple guidelines? But I’m getting ahead of myself.
I raise this issue based in part on an experience I had recently as Vice-Chair of the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission. Our October 2013 agenda included reviewing a draft ordinance for our only dog park. It is noteworthy to state that this park has been in operation for almost 7 years without any city ordinance in place. I raise this point only to suggest that if this ordinance was indeed necessary for both the safety of our citizens and to protect the city from liability then why was it not dealt with 7 years ago? But I digress. You may ask what is there in an ordinance covering a dog park that could be so bad as to cause me to vote no on recommending its’ passage by our city …read more