Are all the problems with Belleville's occupancy ordinance worked out? No mention of how the public is going to be informed of this new ordinance. When we have new people coming to town, will it be in the fine print that when they buy or lease a home that if they have a baby they will have to call the city?
What if a person goes over the occupancy limit if he owns his own home? If the city tells the person he has to move because that baby put him over the occupancy limit and he can't sell his home for a profit or can't afford to add on, this is all wrong.
I feel we are punishing the good people because of the bad. The root of the problem is to figure out the problem homes or rental property and deal with that, not intrude on the privacy of the good, tax-paying citizens.
We want people to come to Belleville, not leave because of being told what they can do or not in their own homes. A baby isn't going to cause a problem, it is the criminals.
Enforce the laws we all ready have, don't make new ones We can't even keep derelict cars that don't run from being a problem, and now the city wants to know if a baby is living in a home.
Like I said, it is not a baby, it is the criminals that we should be going after.
Alderwoman, Ward 7 Belleville