The council and people responsible for this should be arrested, literally. No I'm not kidding.
They're not running a private business, so they can't conduct it as the please. They're manipulating and abusing emergency services for their own
financial gain, be it the county, state, local.. whatever. Arrest them.
I'll move to Tracy, CA, and call 911 expecting a $300 fee, but I'll post a notice on my door that if any emergency services enter my home, they have
to pay me $600 in advance or face legal consequence.
Sound absurd? Well, that's the idea.
Also, I'd like to add that I'm sick to death of the idiots who run the local media. They're always so ignorant, pitifully cheerful and
super-supportive of their governments. Golly gosh, gee I wouldn't expect it any other way! They frame their article like,
"But don't worry!! You have options omg!! You can pay a smaller annual fee (no big deal) and you can be happy then!! Wicked sweet hahaha!"
Every time I watch any local news, I always picture some government thugs with guns pointed at everybody. This is the only excuse I can come up with
for why the local media "journalists" never seem to criticize their local governments at all. They're just waiting there, ready to pull the
But if some local citizen does wrong, like tax evasion.. woah nelly! By the time those news anchors are done with him, he'll be the f**king devil
[edit on 23-2-2010 by SyphonX]