H.B. City Council votes to kill jobs and hurt local businesses

(Picture Courtesy of the L.A. Times)

Do civil rights still matter in Huntington Beach?  The City Council in Surf city voted 5-2 to ban human signs – even though the economy is in a downward spiral and this action will result in even more job losses.  Moreover, the businesses in Huntington Beach will now have one less way to try to increase their sales, according to the L.A. Times.

“The signs are just getting larger and almost more obnoxious,” said Councilman Don Hansen, who voted to uphold the ban. He described sign twirlers as “a form of visual blight.”

Shouldn’t Hansen just admit that he hates Mexicans?

“I just think it’s unfair to pick out some businesses and say the kinds of signs they depend upon are illegal,” said Joe Shaw, a former planning commissioner who voted to overturn the ban before he left the panel. “Especially in this economy, if they bring people to a business where they can spend money, all the better.”

Well said Joe – but let’s call a spade a spade.  Hansen and his cronies obviously hate the working poor – and they have now voted to kill jobs and to hurt their local economy.  Must be something in the water…

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