Monday, April 20, 2009

I didn't say anything when they came for the auto repair shops...

Aurora is again considering licensing auto repair shops..
There is a whole bunch in this law that worries me, lets start with this.And it would still require those owners to keep daily logs of the vehicles they take in, and their owners. Specific language has been added mandating those logs be turned over to the Aurora Police Department on request.

What, the police can just go and ask to see if my car got repaired, no subpoena, no warrant, the police can just ask and find out what sort of work was done on my car?

Where is the public safety/public interest in keeping this information and sharing it with the police on demand? As someone pointed out they don't do this at grocery stores. I guess I don't see why a police officer should be able to walk in to a car repair shop and find out every car they worked on in the last 3 months. I don't see a need...

Last year, when she first heard about the license plan, Lyle was upset over a provision that would restrict hours of operation -- no licensed shop could be open before 6 a.m. or after 10 p.m. The new ordinance limits that restriction to shops within 500 feet of a residence, which Lyle said wouldn't help her at all.

So if you want to get some sort of advantage by having a 24 hour shop, well too bad.

Does Aurora regulate the operating hours of any other business besides those that serve intoxicants? Why then why do we need to do it for auto repair shops. If some guy wants to work 18 hours a day in his shop fixing cars, why in the heck should the city stop that.

If you just say 'Hey it's only auto repair shops' then don't complain when the go after gas stations or food places next...


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