A whole new level of nannyism

@laglen (19783)
United States
February 15, 2010 7:03pm CST
Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons, therefore, brought together nearly 100 activists and concerned citizens under the endorsement of the city council to convene a "Climate Congress" to make recommendations on how Cambridge can meet its green goals. the Congress proposed a number of new regulations and restrictions, including the following: * Encouraging building owners to turn off the heat or cooling in the spring and fall * Rating rental units, allowing greener apartments to rent for more * Street signs posting residents' yearly energy bills, so more efficient homeowners can publicly boast of their savings * New mandates for efficiency in building codes on individual units and developments * Reducing or eliminating curbside parking to compel people to walk or bicycle * Banning cars from shopping centers * Zoning ordinances protecting trees from being cut down, whether on public or private property * Mandates requiring grocers to carry locally grown or produced food options * "Environmental disincentives" against eating meat * Mandating restaurants and schools have "Meatless or Vegan Mondays" * Banning meat from meals provided to the City Council and limiting the amounts of dairy served. What do you think of this? I am appalled. That would be a good reason to move! Here is the rest of the story - http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=125042
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I'm just hoping the City of Las Cruces (NM) doesn't get a hold of this story, or they'll try and follow suit. If it's good for liberal states, like California or Massachusetts, it must be good for us. I also hope they notice people are moving out, not in...
@laglen (19783)
• United States
1 Mar 10
exactly! Leave them to it but leave me out of it!
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Feb 10
Sounds like even more reasons for me to build a brick wall on that southern state line. Sometimes I swear, that state is an embarrasment to New England.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I have to agree. If they want that kind of world, fine, but don't expect the rest of us to follow suit!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I would love to see the city of Cambridge live on the locally produced food. What fresh produce are they going to get in the winter - Locally Grown of course? I like the idea of turning off the heat and cooling in the spring and fall - lets start with the city building and see how they like working in a building with no fresh air or air circulating. A large office building had a HAVC failure and no air was circulating. Near the windows facing the sun it was over 100 degrees and on the side of the building away from the sun it was close to 50 degrees. When are these people going to wake up and get their head out of their a$$ and live in the real world?
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Good question, I hope they enjoy their new regs, then all the other tree huggers can move there.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
16 Feb 10
If I can't park in a shopping center or at the curb in near a business, I'm taking my business...and my money...elsewhere. Those more expensive "greener" apartments will be wildly popular I'm sure! Last but not least, if anyone posted ANY of my personal information on a street sign without my written permission, I'd sue. I'm sure the local attorneys are already drooling in anticipation.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Feb 10
They probably have the generic brief ready!
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
16 Feb 10
This is what Nannyism is all about, the people that are the government are so much smarter that anyone else. The Nannyist think they know what is best for us. I hate to tell them but they do not have a clue how I or anyone else should live their life.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Its a good thing they are looking out for us!
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