The Fort Wayne City Council is considering creating a "munincipal riverfront development project."
This would allow Fort Wayne to issue more liquor licenses then we currently have. Liquor licenses are currently issued based on population. The price of a liquor license in Fort Wayne can be as high as a couple of a hundred thousand dollars... Their price is determined by economic and supply and demand.
Our large government City Council is considering changing all of that. If they create a "munincipal riverfront development project" downtown that will allow them to issue more liquor licenses to business owners in the aforementioned district...
This will certainly drive the cost of existing liquor licenses down...
In this evenings News-Sentinel there is a revealing quote from one of our large government Republicans. Tom Smith is discussed in the article. He is given credit for the following paragraph.
Councilman Tom Smith, R-1st District, leans toward the proposal but only if the city establishes guidelines to select the best applicants, citing as examples businesses that would voluntarily be nonsmoking and not allow video gambling machines.
With Republicans like we have on our City Council who really needs Democrats?
Has Tom Smith heard of the free market?
Does he realize that it should be up to business owners what kind of establishment they run not 9 City Council members?
Discussions like this depress me.
They make me wonder if there is ANY HOPE of saving Fort Wayne from the Republicans and Democrats who run it...
It also makes me wonder if there is really ANY difference between Reps and Dems in Fort Wayne... I do not think they are ANY different from each other.
What do you think?
P.S. The News-Sentinel article can be found at: