Forty Years Ago 1971
The Chamber of Commerce in San Juan Capistrano, California detailed what it was like to operate a retail stand. The morning they opened for business, the county fire Marshal showed up and demanded that the stand be move back 30 feet . this took all day tp accomplish. The next day the CofC persident decided that the stand was too far back and ordered it move forward. Later that week problems were discovered in their permits , which caused a lot of running around city hall. Finally, the stand was burglarized over the weekend and some inventory was stolen. Volunteers expressed disinterest in having a stand next year. (Welcome to my world!!)
Albany NY Nov 28
A city police officer was said to have seized fireworks from a driver during a traffic stop. now he had been suspended becuase there is no record of the seized goods turned into the police property room, and documentation of the traffic stop cannot be found.
Everyone loves Fireworks!
Put It Here, No, Put It There
A Salina Kansas stand operator did his due diligence, paying expensive permitting fees, erecting jis stand where the city employees told hin, Whoops! says the city you can't open untill we figure out where your tent is supposed to be. Bottom line he lost two days of brief selling and had to pay plenty to have the tent moved.Now he is considering filing a claim against the city for out of pocket expenses.