June 14, 2011
Cedar Falls Iowa Lock Box Controversy
The city council in Cedar Falls, Iowa has absolutely crossed the line. They voted 6-1 in favor of expanding the use of lock boxes on commercial property. Property owners would be forced to place the keys to their businesses in boxes outside their doors so that firefighters, in that one-in-a-million chance, would have easy access to get inside.
Watch the video below and look at the sound bites captured by a patriot who taped the meeting. You need to do the same thing. We absolutely MUST capture on tape the power grabs by politicians at every level.
The video was taped at one of the mandatory public hearings or reading of the ordinance. I used to be a city councilman myself, and our charter required us to read a law at least three times at three separate meetings unless it was an emergency. This allowed citizens to come in and comment just as you see happening in the video.
Unfortunately, on June 13, 2011 the law was passed. Nick Taiber, was the only Cedar Falls Councilman that recognized that this law was totally out of line.
If you live in Cedar Falls, Iowa and are not incensed by this, something is wrong with you. If you are a resident and upset, then you need to mobilize and do everything possible to remove the six other members of your City Council from office.
Prior to that look into your city charter. Hopefully you have the ability to get a Referendum on the ballot so that you citizens can vote on this and overturn what your liberal Council members have done.
Laws like this are just another example of how government tries to take both liberty and property from citizens.