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Scott, The MJ business is not legal according to Federal law, which trumps State law My personal opinion is that it should be legal but my opinion has no legal authority. Federal banking laws and requirements present a real problem to the MJ industry and asking attorneys to find a way to make an illegal activity legal presents an even larger problem. As an example, if medical mj reseipts can be declared legal and retail illegal, one would need two separate accounting procedures, wouldn't one ? Until there are changes in the law, I believe it will be a mess. What are your specific ideas to resolve the mj banking dilemna ? One which is acceptable to the banking industry.
The sidewalks on Oak Street are owned by the City of SS but must be maintained by adjacent property owners. We had a new sidewalk installed (442 Oak ) as we were told by the City that it was required. A simple solution is to have all property owners do as we had to do. We didn't mind taking the personal responsibility of improving our property. Of course, if our City has excess funds for Oak St sidewalks, we would accept reimbursement of our expense. This would happen the day after true
world peace had been achieved and all diseases had been eradicated.
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And to add to the circus, the BID is behind a tax to pay for those improvements which should be paid for by the owners involved. We paid for our imrovements and we are within the BID. It is a sham.Voluntary contributions can pay for all expenses if they truly support the BID's concepts but that would mean taking personal responsibility for one's own property.
Exactly. Constitutionality was determined by this Court and still is and not by any individual citizen. Thank you for upholding my point. BTW, I do appreciate your comments.
Mainstreet Steamboat should be run like a business and not as a public entity, which means it does not depend on taxes as its revenue source. Let those who support it pay for it. It is called personal responsibility. When our building needed a sidewalk, trees removed, building painted, etc., we paid for it. What a concept ? An owner paying for improvements rather than unnecessary tax revenues paying for it. Voluntary contributions should and must pay for this concept. If they are inadequate to support it, then it is absolutely clear it isn't needed or no longer desired. Tax, tax, tax, add a property tax, add a breathing tax, ENOUGH. You pay for what you want and we'll pay for what we want. Fair enough ?
Joe, According to the American Constitution, only the US Supreme Court can determine what is constitutional. Not you and certainly not me. This applies to the entire Constitution and not just the 2nd Amendment. Again, your statement is not correct and it is only your opinion. Opinion is not fact. US Supreme Court decisions are fact as they are the law of this land as per our Constitution. Many have and do disagree with decisions made by this Court but that doesn't change the constitutionality as that authority rests solely with , guess who ? , our US Supreme Court. Again not me nor you.
I do not understand those who want our Constitution followed do not do it themselves. Our Constitution is clear. No individual posses the power to declare a law unconstitutional. Period. No debate.One only has the right and ability to express an opinion. When a law is found to be constitutional by our Court system, including the CO or US Supreme Courts, it is final until or if it is subsequently overturned. Our Constitution guarantees the right of interpretation by our Court system. That is the function established by our founding fathers.
Who from Steamboat will be participating in the Olympics ? And in which event (s) ?
Our BID location building would benefit from a fresh paint job to preserve it as it still looked good so we had it done. A sidewalk was needed so one was installed. Dead and dying trees needed to be removed so we had it done Landscaping was also done. .As a building owner it is called personal responsibility to care for one's property. Marketing and advertising expenses were paid for but not with tax money. What a concept - use your own money to promote and improve versus using tax money. Since an automobile is essential for business, there is no reason that BID tax money shouldn't be used to buy me a car plus pay to keep it waxed and cleaned as personal responsibility is no longer needed.
What about funding this grand concept with voluntary contributions ? Let those who support it pay for it. Would non-contributors benefit ? Probably but maybe most would also then join in to contribute. And ,if not, so what ? Would it sustain itself on contributions only. There is only one way to find out. Try it. If it were to fail, it is a clear indication of a lack of support. If it succeeded, great. Would it not make more sense to attempt this approach ? Why does one always start with a idea of a tax without first trying all other alternatves ?
The BID board is certainly capable of running a voluntarily funded BID thus eliminating all but incidental administrative expenses. These savings alone would go a long way to fund projects. This is just one alternative to try.
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