Well I have a new one for you. It floored me. The city of Dallas (yes, in Texas) is proposing a $25.00 fee for each garage sale you have. A new 'fee' to help offset their budget issues. Now I understand working with a strained budget. Gosh, look at what I do just to pay my own bills. But, is there a limit as to what can be taxed, fined and fee'd? (Is that a word?) And just how will they make sure they are getting their fee? Is there going to be a "garage sale officer" that runs around town on the weekends to make sure they have paid first. Will you have to have a sticker or form or certificate to show? Can you get a discount for multiple garage sales? What will be brought in to Dallas's budget after paying for the employees, printing, supplies, car and gas and insurance for the employees, and will it be able to be enforced?
Would you find this an intrusion. Would you still hold garage sales? What is the average take on a sale then subtract the fee along with the time, effort and supplies. Is it worth it at all? Can I ask more questions? LOL
Sorry for so much. But I am really surprised and worry. It started out as a $5.00 fee when in the first discussions and quickly went up to $25.00. That is 1/3 of my water bill. And if a large city pulls this off then I wonder if it will be something that smaller towns will start doing.
So just what is your thought or question on this one?