Knoxville Auto Dealers, RV dealers, and Boat dealers.
It has come to my attention that there is a move afoot in city council to stop people from parking in their front yard.
This is on top of a new regulation limiting driveway length and another limiting garage size. These restrictions on personal property rights will affect your business. Think about it. The three combined are a stealth way of limiting vehicle ownership by the green brigade. If you limit how many vehicles may be parked, you have curtailed SALES.
If you don't have a place to park it you won't buy it.
These things are being done in the guise of "law enforcement". It is also an attempt to demand adherence to a twisted sense of esthetics via law enforcement. When are we going to see the fashion police? Are we going to be consulting Paris Hilton about driveway design standards?
Do our city fathers think it's a good idea to waste law enforcement resources telling people they can't work on their own car in their own driveway?
There is also a move to narrow Broadway to two lanes through the "mission district". This is a way of restricting traffic flow to encourage use of public transportation, thus further lowering your sales.
These and other actions are being supported by the Knoxville News Sentinel and Councilman Joe Hultquist among others. Joe is the responsible party in lowering how much remodeling you can do on your own home without a permit. At one time it was $1500.00. through two stages Joe baby has lowered it to $100.00. What about inflation Joe? This is a way for Joe to force you to hire his contracting firm.
They are the same people that are trying to stop the south Knoxville parkway project. (The road to nowhere that has been a dead end since the first part of the project was finished 15? years ago.)
We need to form an association to stop the erosion of our rights and this attack on american business.....