LOL! There's always more to any story than what fits in five newspaper paragraphs, isn't there?
Here's an article about what started the whole flap back in January:jaxairnews.jacksonville.com/news/premium-n
The story so far:
There's this ordinance that's supposed to keep businesses from flying banners of any kind:
“They’re considered the same as banners and streamers and we don’t allow them in our commercial district,” Hanson said of flags from other nations.
In January, a business owner is cited for flying a Greek flag in front of his business. There are two citations:
“Remove and cease display of all flags except America[n]” read one citation. “Cease flying the Greek flag,” read the other.
So Nick the Greek takes the flag down under protest. Later:
"City Commissioner Maria Mark said the flag also was hanging in the city’s right of way in violation of the ordinance, but that was not referenced in the citations. Code enforcement officer Debbie White, who’s been on the job since August, said no one complained about the flag. She said she issued the citations as part of her routine search for illegal banners."
So Nick goes to the commission and asks why he's being discriminated against, because the Irish flag is still flying...
Eh, voila! Now:
""Everyone can fly their flag as long as it's not interfering with a right of way or creating a safety hazard," she said.
Sounds like they'll be redrafting the whole ordinance, since no one even seems to know what the point was.
Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 3/13/2013 (14:45)
Challenge 1: Add activity at home to my must-do list.
Challenge 2: Bedtime is now going to be 11:30.
Challenge 3: Leave work on time. It'll all be there in the morning. Whatevs.
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