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Friday, May 02, 2008

Crowley: Willing To Tinker on E.J. Plan

After working almost three years on his proposed Environmental Justice ordinance, it might seem logical that Vice Mayor David Crowley was wed to exactly what is written in the 13 pages.

But he said Friday he's having meetings with city administrators to talk about their questions and concerns about the idea, which proposes that many commercial new and expanding businesses be subjected to an environmental review. It says any business that didn't pass an environmental specialist's review for possible pollution of the neighborhood around the business would not be permitted to get any necessary health, building or zoning permits.

He's also working to address concerns from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, which said in leters to council members this week that officials had significant concerns about the idea hindering business retention and job attraction.

"I'm willing to tinker, yes," Crowley said Friday afternoon. "We still have some work to do."


at 7:44 AM, May 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I propose that first David Crowley start a business that would be subject to this and obtain air, wastewater and landfill permits from the Ohio EPA and Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.

IF he can do that THEN maybe he should be allowed to impose some hackneyed left-liberal anti-capitalist hysteria upon private employers and BEFORE he pimps Dwight Tillery and his sham Center as the "specialist" to be hired for a confiscatory fee.

at 6:09 AM, May 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same David Crowley who raised money for communist terrorists in Ireland?

at 9:21 PM, May 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax, 7:44, nobody is being anti-capitalist. This is a justice/civil rights/pollution issue. Call it left/liberal or whatever you will - I don't care. Crowley is making environmental justice a priority instead of attracting polluting industries to low-income, path-of-least-resistance neighborhoods.

at 11:22 AM, May 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crowley is "making environmental justice a priority" in his last year in office?

Are you kidding me?! Did you write that while sitting on a barstool at Crowley's Pub enjoying a "complimentary" beverage?

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