Local control is always best. Each city and town best knows and understands the problems that it is required to deal with. Unfortunately, HB 2620 is the classic example of “Have Bazooka — Will Travel.” It is ironic that, as stated in an editorial published March 5, “The party that touts the merits and importance of local control is, thus, pushing to tell municipalities how to conduct their affairs.”
Hopefully the bill will be amended by the Senate to address these serious concerns. With a little tweaking, it could be a good law, rather than the knee-jerk reaction it currently constitutes.
Rep. David Perryman, D-Chickasha, can be reached at 557-7401 or David.Perryman@okhouse.gov.
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