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dat1socialistkid
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5/4/2015 6:14:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hey, I'm from a small city in Arkansas called Pine Bluff, and recently our city council passed an ordinance which would force all city employees to move within the city limits, if the live in a neighboring city, I was wondering what you guys might think about this ordinance, personally I believe this will end up hurting the city in the long run, but our councilmen think there are economic benefits to such a law. Do you think there right?
Saint_of_Me
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5/6/2015 3:34:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hmm..I don't like that new ordinance.

In fact, I might even go so far as to say it borders on being un-Constitutional, since it infringes upon one's freedom of movement. "Life, Liberty, pursuit of Happiness."

It can also hurt one of the employee's finances.What if they are paying on a home outside of Pine Bluff? Or maybe housing is cheaper where they live? Or just nicer? Or has better schools?

Or will the employees who already live outside the town be exempt from the new rule? Grandfathered in, perhaps?

The rule is an obvious attempt to spur the economy in Pine Bluff. I am guessing the tax base has been waning, as well as consumer spending in the town. So...the city Fathers are simply trying to spur some spending and funnel some much-needed money into the coffers.

This is all understandable, of course, but I just feel it could be done in other ways. I don't like any rule that inhibits personal freedom. Especially when it concerns my family. It is also a slippery slope: if they can dictate where you live, what next? Where you shop? Which developer to buy your home from? This situation would be ripe for future graft, as well as corporate favoritism.

No..I would vote against this measure in a heartbeat, if it were to come up for vote.
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