Remember those ATVs?
Council To Put the "ATV Law" Up for Final Vote Thursday - Philadelinquency
I have learned that there will be some spirited opposition by ATV enthusiasts hoping to block Councilwoman BRB's bill that seeks to raise the illegal operator fines to $2,000 and also give the PPD the authority to destroy vehicles under certain terms and conditions.
That means I need you in City Hall, Room 400. Bring your neighbors. Bring anyone you can. There is plenty of room in the chamber to hold everyone, including in the upstairs gallery.
City Hall, Room 400.
THIS THURSDAY, 10:00AM SHARP.
Bring a photo ID with you to check in at Security. The entrance to City Hall is on the North-East corner of the building. Take the elevators up to the 4th floor, go through the metal detector, and take a seat in Council chambers. If you would also like to speak, there is a sign-in sheet immediately to your left as you walk into the chamber, and you must meet with the Sergeant-At-Arms of City Council to sign on to the speaker's list.
The bill number is 120725 if you choose to speak.
There is a hard time limit of 3 minutes. If you go over it, the machine will cut off your microphone. If you haven't spoken in front of City Council, it's best that you prepare a statement and read from it at the podium. To give you a tip: 3 minutes is roughly one page of text at 12-pt Arial when most people are reading aloud.
I have my own speech already prepared and posted on my site. Use it as inspiration. Talk about what nuisances ATVs have given you as a resident of Philadelphia.
I really, really, really need you to be there. The Police are asking for this bill, and so are a lot of stakeholders in communities all over Philadelphia. We must win.