Monday, August 3, 2015

L&I crackdown sounds ... fair and reasonable

Our gut reaction when we saw Michael Klein’s Inquirer article about an L&I crackdown in the Italian Market on practices that have been going on for decades was “oh no, they’re just walking in and fining people for things they’ve always looked the other way on before -- that's not fair.” But reading closer, it doesn’t seem like the crackdown has gone that way at all. Rather, L&I has been giving advance notice of inspections and passing out warnings, explaining to business owners that they’re out of compliance, and then bringing out the stick (fines or closure) if they fail to address the issue. Some folks may object to the specific regulations the city is enforcing, but that’s a different matter from objecting to the crackdown, which sounds like it’s being executed quite reasonably.

L&I crackdown sounds ... fair and reasonable

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Our gut reaction when we saw Michael Klein’s Inquirer article about an L&I crackdown in the Italian Market on practices that have been going on for decades was “oh no, they’re just walking in and fining people for things they’ve always looked the other way on before -- that's not fair.” But reading closer, it doesn’t seem like the crackdown has gone that way at all. Rather, L&I has been giving advance notice of inspections and passing out warnings, explaining to business owners that they’re out of compliance, and then bringing out the stick (fines or closure) if they fail to address the issue. Some folks may object to the specific regulations the city is enforcing, but that’s a different matter from objecting to the crackdown, which sounds like it’s being executed quite reasonably.

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