January 20th, 2019 9:15 PM
Robert this is a perfect example of why we have to vote most of these clowns out of office. Whether its spending money or grabbing other people's hard earned monies, they just can not help themselves.
January 20th, 2019 8:31 PM
Jason: I don't necessarily disagree. Yes I've heard the same stories about kids vaping in class. My only real point is that - as you have made clear on some of your other posts - is to stick to the facts. The made up facts justifying the present scare tactic hysteria in regard to vaping is counterproductive. As someone who has dealt with the FDA (indirectly as a member of a university IRB) I realize that the FDA is heavily influenced not only by industry but by politics. So when it comes to "facts" I would put more weight on a report by the National Academy of Science, other than the FDA. And I agree with you that it (the action of the FDA) is a "shot across the bow" to get "your stuff together." I just hope that is all it is, because IMO creating black markets are counter productive in every way imaginable.
January 20th, 2019 8:30 PM
The dollar amount attached to this is ridiculously high. It is a fee to control a problem that never existed. It is largely a how can we get more money law. Current restaurants should , if they must, have 90 days to comply and pay a one time fee of $100 max. and a yearly fee to renew at $100/ year for 5 years. Restaurants coming after the ordinance becomes law should have $250 fee to appply and $150 per year for 5 years to renew the license. Renewals after the 5th year would be increased by a set percentage. This is not necessary. Let BYOB drive business generating traffic and revenue
January 20th, 2019 7:00 PM
Wasn't it the little girl in Poltergeist who said, "They"re back"The auto hijackers, "They're back".
January 20th, 2019 5:34 PM
@Bruce, this isn't about the relative health of vaping compared to smoking. It's about the fact that teens are doing this at numbers above what we ever had with traditional smoking and the fact that these companies seem to be targeting teens. My son tells me kids puff in school because it's so easy and there's no smell. Can't do that with cigarettes. If we have kids that are vaping that never would have smoked then we have additional health risk from them. That's the issue the FDA seems to be targeting and I agree. I don't see them actually banning these. This is a shot across the bow to say get your stuff together or we will be forced to do it for you.
January 20th, 2019 5:26 PM
Why wouldn't OP allow say a 90 day window for current businessss to get a heavily discounted license at least. Then make it this price for all businessss after that. Feels like a penalty for those that have been allowing this with no issues which doesn't make sense.
January 20th, 2019 5:14 PM
@Ramona, just to be sure there's no additional confusion. This is the problem with only focusing on snippets of content used for political falsehoods. https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2016/jan/15/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-misfires-feinstein-gun-claim/
January 20th, 2019 5:07 PM
@Ramona, you are embarrassing yourself and digging the whole deeper. She's talking about ASSAULT WEAPONS. Not sure why you insist on acting like this when you have been proven wrong. A sure sign of someone with a closed mind. This video only proves that you are so locked into your view that you can't see actual reality.
January 20th, 2019 4:58 PM
Again Oak Park just makes decisions without any research on why they came up with these decisions. Chicago should be an example of research who doesn't even have a a bybo license. And they can still charge you a cork fee, and be legal. Here they want to charge you twice. From all the empty business through out Oak Park, you have to wonder how business friendly this town is. Be kind to your businesses and residents, by allowing them to bring their alcoholic beverages to dine at places that don't want that to burden that responsibility. And then would Never get that license, because it will we make financial sense.
January 20th, 2019 4:38 PM
So there is no actual hard data showing that kids do better when their teacher is certified? And there is a learning gap people keep talking about in all these schools with all these certified teachers. It is almost as if teachers were just doing this certification because it is free to them and raises their salary and pension. Maybe that money could instead be spent on something different, like more uncertified teachers, smaller classes or summer school programs instead of certifications with no actual data justifying them. This seems like a lot of hot air and no actual results for the kids.
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