Thursday, March 06, 2008
Shut Up and Pay
The city of Racine has issued 15,304 citations to property owners last year, according to a recent JT article. "The city has called them citations,.... but the violations no longer go through the municipal citation process, which involves the court system." In other words, anonymous city employees are both judge and jury, and you, the lowly citizen, should just shut up and pay. But not to worry. This program is "noticeably enhancing the quality of life within our neighborhoods throughout Racine" says Mayor Becker.