following editorial appeared September 2, 2005 in the
Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
September 2, 2005
A car in a driveway raises
hackles in Boca
When is a
"commercial vehicle" not a commercial vehicle? When
it's not selling anything. So what's Boca Raton's problem with
Richard Newman's car?
Newman has run into a code compliance problem
because he has an electric car, described by the city as a
commercial vehicle, parked in his driveway. On the sides is
the address for the Web site of his nonprofit scientific
organization. The city wants him to remove or cover the
lettering, or face a fine.
Newman could easily cover the address and make
the issue go away, of course. But the city should first have
to explain what linguistic perversion leads it to consider a
nonprofit informational Web site to be a commercial
enterprise. Better yet, it should simply drop the matter.
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letters from people that think that the city of Boca Raton is dead
wrong and that the vehicle should NOT be classified as
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