I cannot believe what I have just read. Three spineless City Council members voted in favor to extend the RV ordinance because the biggest excuse was procrastination.
I am sorry, but after months and months of press and talk of this subject getting more attention than the crime in South Antioch, I find it hard to believe that an RV owner did not know that there was a deadline and that it was coming soon.
I don't agree with the whole RV ordinance in any case, but I live with it and made the appropriate parking adjustments. I also took the time to go down to City Hall, paid my fee and learned more about the ordinance. The staff was great and made the whole process quick and painless.
Now here is the part that really upsets me. Many will not comply with the ordinance and the city's response will be to do absolutely nothing (they must have been hired by the three spineless council members) unless there is a telephone call.
Well, who is going to call if the entire neighborhood is in violation? I won't call on my neighbor or anyone else, since the city created this mess and therefore should be actively enforcing it.
It's bad enough that vehicles that sit on the street for weeks at a time are never towed, only to be tagged. The owner then moves it and the whole process starts again.
Simply put, if the city doesn't go out and notify those that are in violation, then the ordinance is as spineless as the three council members.
I want my money and my votes back.