This is video from the Collinsville City Council Meeting where the Occupancy and Crime Free Ordinance was abandoned. Many people worked diligently on this issue and much credit to them.
I found this video to be particularly interesting. Some speakers attempt to portray the speakers as being mainly landlords, but if there are so many concerned residents as the proponents of the ordinance suggest then why are they absent from the proceedings, save for a few sycophants?
The “Input from Residents” begins at 27:56
The other speakers appeared in the following order and appeared at the designated times.
Galen Patterson 33:04
Lynne Condellone 37:18
Glenn Roundtree 55:32
Dennis Hellige 56:52
Mr. Hellige is quite the little fascist. He serves on the board and has been trying to get this ordinance passed for some 15 years or so. He accused the landlords of “…trying to make a dime off the residents….” It sounds like Mr. Hellige is describing the methodology of government with its taxes and fees; trying to make a dime off the residents. More information on Mr. Hellige follows:
Tami Springer 1:05:33
Ms. Springer is probably the most hilarious one of the bunch. She is obviously a doting council idolater and in need of attention. She is almost, well, childlike. When I say childlike I imply immature. She runs a counter-top shop. Ms. Springer likes the idea of the mayor being the “parent of us”. I’m sorry, but that is a weird and idiotic statement.
All-in-all, an impressive win for the ordinary people who put up a fight to be able to live in their homes and apartments without permission from the City.
There is a good article on theshriverbrief.org about how arrest record screenings fail to fight crime while impeding fair housing.