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Dec. 3, 2021 | Friday
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Editorial: Again, council focuses on trivial issues instead of important problems
Editorial.

The sheer silliness of some of town council’s decisions is again in evidence as councillors have unanimously passed a bylaw banning all parking near or in Niagara-on-the-Lake parks.

The bylaw was put in place to address concerns about RVs parked near Simcoe Park on Byron Street.

But as Coun. Erwin Wiens pointed out, this could have obvious consequences for people who legitimately need to leave their car.

As he suggested, imagine someone has too many drinks and for safety needs to leave their car. Now, thanks to NOTL council, they will receive a fine for doing the responsible thing.

Lovely.

Head's up councillors — you could have specifically limited RV parking, or even vehicles longer than X feet — similar to the bylaw that prevents people from storing large vehicles in driveways.

Here’s an idea: Instead of the busy work you’re doing, try focusing on the serious problem this town is facing with short-term rentals.

Or literally any other important issue.

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