An interesting editorial to a common issue when you have rules (ordinances in a city context).
They create hard to explain and unintended consequences. Opinion leaders are mad the new Goodyear store proposed for Arsenal Street is facing arbitrary limitations on signage on a street where standing out in a crowd isn't easy.
We have all had to deal with constituents who pose no threat to the common good but run afoul of an ordinance seeking to regulate all issues uniformally. Signs, front yard parking, fences, zoning passed decades ago in a different world.
Just try to get one repealed, and the threshold for a variance is too high a hurdle
Now is enforcement inconsistent ? Yes it is.
But the rule of law, it is argued, must prevail, lest we descend into chaos.
Sometimes things change quickly like the street off State Street made one way without debate even though just one person requested it.
But repealing a sign law. Don't hold your breath.