Stu Levitan wrote:
Gee, I wonder if anyone will have strong opinions on the matter ....
Gee, I wonder too.
It seems like you are the man with the strong opinions, since you brought this up.
" In Madison, CDA member Stuart Levitan proposed the smoke-free policy for the 48-unit apartment complex now under construction on Allied Drive.
"We're spending $9 million to create brand new housing," he said. "Why should we allow something that will create maintenance and custodial costs and be a health hazard?" "
Stu, you went through the sixties. Peace, love, freedom? Didn't you learn anything? You should have at least learned that the government doesn't always do whats best for you when it starts it's a-doing. Ask Paul Soglin how he felt when the city shaved his head. The war on drugs is in it's 37th year, and is only recently crossing our border with lots of live gunfire. Cheney and Bush thought we owned the middle east's oil and we got us a brand new Vietnam.
We should allow something that is legal because it should not be in the cda's authority to tell people what to do in their homes. Telling people what to do in their home is demeaning and wrong. Health hazard? Free choice? Let that hair down Stu, and choose freedom. People don't need Stu Levitan as their doctor, landlord and in-home cop. They have heard of the risks already.
Nine million dollars. Nine big ones. I'm calling the shots around here. I guess, with you, money talks, bullshit walks. The capital costs of a housing project are not wedded to individual freedoms. Unless Stu's shotgun is forcing the issue. Let this one go, pilgrim.
The argument that this will create maintenance and custodial costs is such bullshit I surprised I couldn't smell it over the net. Maybe you have never swept a floor before, but a couple of cigarette butts sweep right up with all the rest of the dirt.
Stop trying to tell other people what to do. You get a little bit of power and think you know what is best for other people. "But, it's for their own good." If they can't follow the rules, then relocation seems to be the final solution. Works for you... Not for me. It is a proposal you ought reconsider.