First it was convenience stores, now it's day care businesses. We have too many of them, according to District 1 Councilwoman Wilma Brown.
Yes, that's correct. According to Brown, there are too many people providing day care in their homes and the city needs a moratorium on them until council can come up with some regulations to limit them.
Apparently, the NEED for such places completely escapes this council member - for if there wasn't a NEED, they'd be out of business. Of course, the fact that this is a way for individuals with limited work skills to actually earn money and support their families must have been overlooked as well.
I'm certain that, in addition to creating zoning regulations to try and limit the numbers of these types of businesses, there will also be some kind of registration fee to increase the revenues to the city of Toledo. After all, you can't have some types of regulation without a corresponding fee - and there are soooo many things the city wants to spend money on.
It's stuck on stupid ideas like this that continue to drive people and businesses away from our city.