They did what?

May 17th, 2012 by Ken

The City of Lacey eliminated two city ordinances dealing with bicycle registration and garage sale requirements.

I know, I couldn’t believe it either.

But at its meeting on May 10, the Lacey City Council removed the requirement that all bicycles in the city be registered. First adopted in 1973, the purpose of the ordinance was to provide police with a system to recover and return stolen bicycles. In 2011, only 10 bikes in the entire city were registered. The ordinance proved obsolete.

The council also removed the requirement that anyone holding a garage sale must obtain a license from the city first. The purpose was to discourage the trafficking of stolen property through garage sales. In 2011, 1,210 licenses were issued. No citations for violations were issued, making the requirement moot.

It’s unusual for a city to remove an ordinance once adopted.

In this case, practicality won out of government largeness.

Congratulation to the City of Lacey.

Posted in Government, History, Informational, The Real News

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