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Posted: 1/3/2007 7:06:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2007 10:47:05 AM EDT by Catsclaw]
Some city official down here was out cruising businesses the other day looking for violations when he came across Sandys Soup Kitchen. It seems Sandys did not have the equal amounts of parking spaces as seating capacity in the establishment. A clear violation. A shutdown was ordered!!! After contacting Sandy, it was soon discovered that Sandys really IS a soup kitchen FOR THE HOMELESS and most of its patrons didn't have cars anyway!!!!!


No link, sorry. I just heard it on the news and thought it was funny!!!  
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:08:02 AM EDT
Isn't that about par for the course...
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:12:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:
Isn't that about par for the course...



Not much surprises me anymore. LOL
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:15:17 AM EDT
Parking spaces have to equal seating capacity? I wish! Hell, I can never find a spot at most of the places I go eat.
More mental brilliance from city gov't.s!

Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:31:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KangarooAR-15A3:
Parking spaces have to equal seating capacity? I wish! Hell, I can never find a spot at most of the places I go eat.
More mental brilliance from city gov't.s!




The same official failed to notice they were in compliance with the appropriate number of shopping cart spots. However, they are now trying to detemine if enough of these spots are designated for the handicaped.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:33:33 AM EDT
de de dee.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:34:17 AM EDT
Fucking government.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:39:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Fucking government.



I know. Sometimes all you can do is laugh at them.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:39:58 AM EDT
Just think... that jackoff has to get up every day and look in the mirror and realize he'll never be anything except some schmuck who drives around and interferes with other people's business.

On the other hand, he's probably rolling in the dough...
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:40:16 AM EDT

Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:48:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tdome:
Just think... that jackoff has to get up every day and look in the mirror and realize he'll never be anything except some schmuck who drives around and interferes with other people's business.

On the other hand, he's probably rolling in the dough...  And he gets more days off than you do.


There, how's that for rubbing some salt in the wound.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:33:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 338winmag:

Originally Posted By tdome:
Just think... that jackoff has to get up every day and look in the mirror and realize he'll never be anything except some schmuck who drives around and interferes with other people's business.

On the other hand, he's probably rolling in the dough...  And he gets more days off than you do.


There, how's that for rubbing some salt in the wound.




Ouch.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:38:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Catsclaw:
It seems Sandys did not have the equal amounts of parking spaces as seating capacity in the establishment.


That's a rule where you live?

What old biddy came up with that idea?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:48:22 AM EDT
www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/1/3/211972.html?title=Shelter+shutdown



It's unusually quiet at Suncoast Haven of Rest rescue mission.


Normally, morning finds volunteers serving free breakfast to about 40 homeless people. But the city shut down the facility Tuesday citing a shortage of parking spaces. A Pinellas Park city official delivered the news to church volunteers.

Pinellas Park city code classifies the non-profit as a cafeteria that requires a certain number of parking spaces based on the number of chairs inside. Church officials called the move a legal sledgehammer because their clients, who are homeless, don't own cars.

Still, the church said it has to obey the city and send the homeless somewhere else.

"A hundred people got to eat somewhere," Tom Mitchell of the rescue mission said. "Some of them, I guess, can find other resources. If you're working day labor, if you're lucky you can get $38-50 dollars at the end of the day.

"If you're spending it for a motel and trying to eat and maintain your clothes and your laundry, it's tight. I don't see how they can climb out of it."

Mitchell added he's only received one complaint about parking in the past 10 years. Church officials are asking the city of Pinellas Park to use common sense. They said only some of their staff and volunteers have cars.

There'll be a hearing on the issue in about two weeks.


Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:49:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
de de dee.


That's the truth.

(and exactly what he'd say, too.)
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:52:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Catsclaw:
www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/1/3/211972.html?title=Shelter+shutdown



It's unusually quiet at Suncoast Haven of Rest rescue mission.


Normally, morning finds volunteers serving free breakfast to about 40 homeless people. But the city shut down the facility Tuesday citing a shortage of parking spaces. A Pinellas Park city official delivered the news to church volunteers.

Pinellas Park city code classifies the non-profit as a cafeteria that requires a certain number of parking spaces based on the number of chairs inside. Church officials called the move a legal sledgehammer because their clients, who are homeless, don't own cars.

Still, the church said it has to obey the city and send the homeless somewhere else.

"A hundred people got to eat somewhere," Tom Mitchell of the rescue mission said. "Some of them, I guess, can find other resources. If you're working day labor, if you're lucky you can get $38-50 dollars at the end of the day.

"If you're spending it for a motel and trying to eat and maintain your clothes and your laundry, it's tight. I don't see how they can climb out of it."

Mitchell added he's only received one complaint about parking in the past 10 years. Church officials are asking the city of Pinellas Park to use common sense. They said only some of their staff and volunteers have cars.

There'll be a hearing on the issue in about two weeks.




What a dumbass


Oh, and your avatar rocks!
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:52:31 AM EDT
Tagged for hearing results.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:54:14 AM EDT
Stupid ass Pinellas Park. I had to get a permit to replace the old broken fence when I moved in my house.

Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:56:31 AM EDT
Thanks Brian.

I'll post results as I find them. I kinda feel bad for making the jokes now.

This has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 11:03:12 AM EDT
The only reason this kind of despot, bureaucrats are still walking around is because it is illegal to do great bodily harm to them.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 11:11:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By batmanacw:
The only reason this kind of despot, bureaucrats are still walking around is because it is illegal to do great bodily harm to them.


I was about to go out and looking for a new place to live. I can now scratch Pinellas Park off my list of areas.
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