Saturday, December 26, 2009

More naughty than natty

Courtney Watson raises the seemingly legitimate point that graffiti at the skate spot is probably illegal:
Graffiti at the skate spot -- which remains on the pavement and ramps -- also concerns County Council chairwoman Courtney Watson, who represents Ellicott City. Under county and state laws, graffiti is considered defacing public property and is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and imprisonment.

In a letter to Recreation and Parks leaders Dec. 2, Watson said that if officials want to make an exception for graffiti at skateboard parks, then the matter should be brought to the council and residents should be able to weigh in.

Makes sense. Yet at the same time, the Board of Health (or as I call them, the Naughty BOH) does not need to run any of their enforceable regulations by the County Council. That seems pretty dumb. The tanning regulation is a much greater concern to me than graffiti at the skate spot.