Do you happen to live near a shopping center, school or a church? Well you might want to pay attention to this ordinance sponsored by Lynda Bell, the wacky District 8 County Commissioner. It is on the County Commission agenda December 4th.
Circus and carnival activities were limited to 2 per year. This increases them to 4 events per year. The first two events, if at a shopping center, church or school, they don't even need to ask the neighbors as long as the event doesn't last more than 15 days. What? They can disrupt your life for 30 days...and if they get the approval of a reduced amount of neighbors they can disrupt your life for 30 days more. Well that doesn't seem fair...TO THE SURROUNDING HOMEOWNERS.
All this ordinance does is make it easier for carnivals and circuses and whittles away homeowner rights. Look at how they reduced the percentage of neighboring homeowners that need to issue waivers. They also reduced the footage of nearby homeowners that have to be noticed. This is bad. Why would anyone want this ordinance to pass? Only a school or church would like it. If you live near a shopping center, school or church beware. I don't, so I really don't care but you out there in suburbia -- you might want to call your county commissioner. Don't bother calling Lynda Bell, she doesn't listen to anybody.