City Attorney Tom Ellenburg on Tuesday offered the council a look at a list of options for the money the city will raise through a 3-mill property tax increase it passed in June specifically for anti-rally efforts.
The city has scheduled a special workshop on these options for 9 a.m. Aug. 19. The location has not yet been selected.
City spokesman Mark Kruea said council members had not yet had time to digest the options but wanted the public to see them and have time to think about them, too.
The suggestions include:
A "strong" ordinance declaring all unpermitted rallies and congregations a nuisance. The memo also suggests the city "meaningfully engage in legal forums with those who sponsor or enable [the rallies]."
Implementing a comprehensive administrative and hearing system to deal with rally-related issues that affect the city, including exhaust noise, helmets and protective eyewear, the street-party atmosphere, juvenile curfew, minors checking into hotels without adults present, parties in parking lots and landscaped areas outside hotels, public drinking, parking and others.
Requiring that all bars close at 2 a.m.
Conducting traffic checkpoints that look at more than just whether drivers have been drinking. Checkpoint officers would look for motorcycle noise violations, equipment violations, registration and operating licenses and use drug-sniffing dogs to find other violations.
Impounding all offending vehicles. Read the rest here if you choose. Though it ain't much worth it.
For two years now we have advocating the boycotting of Mrytle Beach as it is obvious they would prefer Bikers stay home. If however they were to implement a number this measures we may have to rethink our position. It may become an obligation for every biker in the country to descend on Myrtle Beach to remind them even South Carolina is part of America.
"Conducting traffic checkpoints that look at more than just whether drivers have been drinking. Checkpoint officers would look for motorcycle noise violations, equipment violations, registration and operating licenses and use drug-sniffing dogs to find other violations.
Impounding all offending vehicles."
These are police state tactics that can not be tolerated against any American Citizen much less Bikers.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. -- Daniel Webster
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