Oh Bobby O. How I love you.
He told inspectors to redouble efforts to have abandoned cars towed. Told that many cars sit rusting on properties for which the owner can not be found, and that state law bars the city from seizing such cars, he urged the inspectors to be bold.
“Why don’t we just take a picture of the car, tow it, so if we get sued, we can say, here’s what it’s worth?” Mr. O’Connor asked.
“Don’t be afraid to make a mistake – as long as it’s not a Mercedes Benz. … [If it’s a] $200 car or less, get it out of there. … We’re not going to let these silly rules frustrate our community.”
Now there’s a philosophy we want our leaders to have: “Be brave. Be bold. Break the law. Just make sure you take a picture before you do it.”
Bobby O is funny. There’s being a tough-talking mayor, and then there is breaking State laws.
Not that I disagree with him so much, it’s just very flippant of him I think to go on record that he has encouraged his inspectors to break State laws. He’s going to give Dick Skrinjar, his chief of making shit up, lots of new shit to make up.