According to this article over at Thisweek Live, the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Commission has created a proposal which will nicely ask that people not smoke in city parks, trails, parking lots, garbage cans, shitters, etc even though they openly admit that they just don’t see that many people smoking in the parks as it is. The best part of this proposal? It has no teeth.
Just so I am understanding what’s going on here. The Parks people are pushing a completely worthless proposal to solve a problem that really doesn’t exist and are asking the members of the Rosemount City Council to put into law something that doesn’t really do anything. Sweet! This is local government work at its finest! I suggest that they instead write up a proposal that says that they will all be removed and then replaced with other people that do more work but have a clause at the bottom that says, “only if you want to leave do you have to.” Honestly, that makes just as much sense all around.
While I am not a Rosemount resident, I do use their parks occasionally especially when I happen to be locating a geocache or two. While I don’t spend much time in their parks, perhaps someone else here does and could explain to me how limiting the freedoms of others to do what they want to do in public spaces is a good idea.
Are you a Rosemount resident? If so, please comment about this and what you think. Should the City Council even fucking waste their time with this or should they concentrate on bigger matters like tearing down historic housing to clear the way for more unnecessary downtown development?