By: Diane Benjamin
It appears obvious the ordinance the City of Bloomington has for inspection of rental property is illegal. It was illegal before it was changed Monday night, but with the City wanting to hire a second inspector, it is tyranny. Not just illegal – it is massive over-reach by government.
All the City needs to do to make it legal is add a line allowing either the landlord or tenant to refuse entry. See the 4th amendment Amelia. Your too Mr. Jurgens.
But, there is also a question on how the ordinance was changed. Here’s what was on the agenda last Monday:
See this document: notice admin adjudication
It pertains to a proposed Ordinance change in November of 2014. Gee, they held a public hearing:
Listen to LAWYER Amelia Buragas explain why they have the authority to go ahead and change the ordinance without a public hearing, just hit play:
Two problems exist:
1) The ordinance was changed without a public hearing
2) The ordinance violates the 4th Amendment
Evidently the Constitution is no longer taught in law school.
If you listen to the end of her speech, the motion she makes is to “pass the ordinance” as presented.
Amelia, can you explain why other ordnance changes had a public hearing but yours didn’t? You demanded action for “public safety”? I wonder if you will demand gun confiscation too – for “public safety”? Ridiculous? Why? If you believe it is government’s job to intrude in people’s lives and houses for their own good, exactly where is the line drawn?
The public hearing I referenced above was just the first one listed when I searched “public hearing” on the City website. I’m sure there are other examples.