Friday, September 30, 2016

WDT: Jennings New Proposal....Enforce My Law Against the People Who Can't Vote Against Me....

    Councilman Stephen Jennings says he has the votes for a revised version of his rental registration and inspection law. Mr. Jennings says he is proposing everyone have to register but only out of town landlords be subject to inspections. There is no reference in the Times article to fees. Nearby Oswego is now charging a three year fee of $150 per unit.
     Also absent is the notion of equal protection under the law...I think it's the 14th Amendment...maybe its one of the other ones.....The City Attorney says the notion doesn't apply hear. That's an encouraging line of reasoning.
      Now let's only write traffic tickets to out of towners and we'll be all set.
      Local advocate for inspections, Glenn Curry, praised the Jennings proposal saying this "don't tread on me" nonsense has to go.

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/watertown-city-council-may-consider-new-rental-inspection-law-20160930

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jennings is like a spoiled brat who does not get his way, he cries and cries and cries..... This law is a farce and any other council member should be leery about attaching their vote of support to it.

Anonymous said...

I think it's an ingenious idea, right up there with the Skank's voter importation program, per se.

Anonymous said...

The devil is in the details, of which we know none!
How much is this going to cost?
Is it legal? Slye say's 'I think so."
What are the fees going to be?
Just way too much vagueness in this for me. People should be concerned about what this says about Jennings judgment.

Anonymous said...

Sans Don't Tread On me, Glenn Curry would be speaking the Queens English. But Glenn is from NYC, so he is use to overregulation. Not me, hot here, not ever!

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of Stephen Jennings and all his self righteous BS. I hope he gets voted out od office over this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Since this law proposal has been talked about for a while, did you question this when you were mayor. .

Anonymous said...

But the real question is how does Mrs Cavalario feel about this? Has Mayor Butler checked in with her? Maybe that will be part of the inspection program. We can ensure that people who are having sex and living together are married. Is a user fee appropriate, per se?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how the city attorney could advise that this revised proposal would be legal? It sounds like a clear cut case of discrimination to me. But I guess you have to consider the source of counsel.

Anonymous said...

Soon to be followed by the Landlord Soldier Protection Act.

Anonymous said...

I see the Bureaucrat is back at it again.
This is why people have low opinions of politicians. They cut backroom crooked deals to get their agenda advanced. Completely disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Slye says I think so. COW is receiving great value for its taxpayers. Out of town lawyers, etc. Gotta move!

Anonymous said...

I always thought it. Was odd during extra pickup if you lived outside the cow but owned property you could not dispose of anything, but if you lived in the cow and didn't own property you could dispose of trash.

Anonymous said...

This revised edition is worse than the original. Now he is ACTUALLY proposing DISCRINATION OF PEOPLE. Is Mr. Jennings so off his rocker that he doesn't realize how wrong, not to mention ILLEGAL that is???

Anonymous said...

Stephen Jennings has been foaming at the mouth about roommates & rentals for awhile now. He really just appears to be pathetic at this point about the whole thing. Get over it already Stephen.

Anonymous said...

We knew Jennings was a left wing lunatic. The blame goes squarely on the shoulder of the others who agreed to sign on to his crap law.

I guess now that she is out of the coffee business and doesn't have to think or care about how a business works, she can abandon common sense and rely on her knee-jerk nonthinking emotional brain lobe.

Hey Jennings...what if the owner is an entity with headquarters in Jefferson county but the owners of the entity lives in Florida?

What if the owner is a NFP entity that pays incredible amounts of money to a Neighbor who is the executive director, but gets its funding and therefore its ownership from grants (therefore the taxpayers all over the country are the true owners).

Anonymous said...

Any council member that votes with Jennings in support of this discriminating law should be thrown out of office.

Anonymous said...

Only a Bureaucrat like Stephen Jennings would propose intrusive policy in a year when the public is completely voting against that type of thinking. amazing...

Anonymous said...

I get what they area trying to accomplish, but what about the rights of the tenant? Tenants have a right to privacy, regardless of where their building's owner lives. Why not set up a number for renters to complain or report undesirable conditions and have units inspected between renters. The outside of properties should always be subject to city code enforcement.

This would be too easy and less intrusive.

Anonymous said...

Jennings must go... basically discouraging anyone outside of the county from doing business in the county.

Anonymous said...

@6:29 PM
This is a good idea.
I would add, that renters trash their the rented property too.
So if the city code enforcement should drive around to inspect the outside of property. Who gets the fee? The landlord or the renter or both?


Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...
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Anonymous said...

This move by Jennings just revealed himself to be unfit to serve as a public official. He is advocating selective enforcement of his proposed law. He is revealing bias tendencies and does not even give a second thought that it is unfair and unjust.

rick aldrich, USMC said...

You have to pass the law, to find out what's in it. Familiar ring to it?

Anonymous said...

6:29, you DO NOT GET what they are trying to accomplish.

In order to GET IT, you have to take notice that DANC, Johnson, Neighbors' and a JCC professor from Chicago want this, but no one else does. Oops...I mean no one else wants this except for a county employee who sits on the council.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Jennnings and Addison on Patrol at City Limits.

I'll leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Jennings has become so blind by misguided ambition that her doesn't even realize this thing is making him look like a fool.

Anonymous said...

Jennings is about to learn the hard way that Slye is not to be trusted. Slye is just giving the rope to hang himself on this one. Just look how astray his counsel has lead the city manager into the deep end.

Anonymous said...

7:47 is on it. Great post, Rick. I doubt if the Dannies will want to talk about that great moment in political dishonesty, as it were.

Anonymous said...

yup, this move makes jennings unfit to serve...said the same people who voted for roxanne burns in the past...lmfao. this isn't a very big deal. how about trying to rebuild infrastructure, making the arena make some remote sense, shall we continue.

Anonymous said...

Jennings is a pimp. I didn't realize until tonight, that it's been Butler all along....

Anonymous said...

3:08, I saw what you did there. Although I may not agree with it that's an alltime great quote!! Barzini could have never outfought Santino

Anonymous said...

Don't fall for this crap ! Once the city property owners register they will hit you with large inspection fees down the road, they are just trying to get their foot in the door and once they do there will no end in site. They know where all the abandoned S-it shacks are go after them and leave the rest of us out of it who take care of their homes . This whole registration thing that they want to put us all under sound like GROUP TYPE PUNISHMENT.

Anonymous said...

Any of you complainers but for Jennings? This was part of his platform, didn't think he would follow through, or what? I know, it's shocking when the elected actually do what they promise during elections. Haven't seen that before.