Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kill Bill

Hospitality Zone Bill Appears Dead

And there it is.  I don't understand why the "stakeholders" were unwilling to compromise.  If this bill was truly about fixing infrastructure as was stated, the amendments proposed by Sen. Peterson actually increased the amount of money going to infrastructure repair.  Why would they be opposed to that?

This is no victory for anyone, it's a loss for the whole city.  It's ridiculous that the citizens and neighborhood organizations were left out of the discussions from the beginning.  I hope this sends a message to the "stakeholders" that ramming your plans down our throats isn't going to work anymore.  This city is ours as much as it is theirs.

I hope all parties can go back to the table together and get a bill that makes sense for next year.

It was the authors of this bill who killed it, not the neighborhood groups or the citizens.  Remember that.


Anonymous said...

I think the only message sent to the "stakeholders" from this whole process has been "do a better job of stealth mode on this next session."

jeffrey said...

Melvin Rodrigue: "While we are disappointed in the new amendments to our bill, and it is true that they have effectively killed this very important marketing and infrastructure initiative for the time-being...."

See, the amendments killed the bill.....