Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aurora Knows Best...

So the new hotel licensing law has the requirement of a market study, without any sort of metric on what constitutes the parameters for licensing. That is you have to have a market study, but the city can still deny you reguardless of what it says. Why, because Aurora knows what is best when it comes to development.

It also seems (based of what I heard at the council meeting) that a change in ownership of a hotel triggers the market study as well. Would the city deny someone a license to operate an existing hotel for any reason, can they? Well the law seems to imply that they can, again because it does not seem there are any metrics to what consitutes licensability of someone.

So they are going to license tow truck operators next. Are they going to have to provide information about their markets and will the city be able to deny a license because they think there are enough tow operators in town?

The the Auto Repair stuff is coming next. Will they do the same thing, require a market study? Reguardless remember some of the stuff that was floated (like limiting operating hours) smacks of restraint of trade to me. You have a lot of work and want to work late to get it done auto repair shop, too bad tools down at 9 PM or it's a fine...

Any guesses on who is next after this? Resturants? Used Car Lots? Auto Parts Suppliers?

The city says this isn't a pattern and that staff is not looking to license more businesses. Right....

I am putting my money on Resturants.

2 comments:

Jason said...

So what was the vote and who voted to allow the hotel?

Leon Ardelean said...

Aurora has lost control of a very important source of revenue.
The funding from the river boat has scaled back. Does anyone wonder why? Perhaps the jackpots have been cut back too deeply by the Penn organization operating the river boats. On any given day you can roll a cannon thru the place because of lack of customers. ~Moe