Put the city on notice that they serve at the will of the people not the other way around. Isn't an election underway? Grow a pair buiness owners and come together and back the city down. Use your clout as buiness owners and tell the city you will not stand for it. Stand up for yourselves and tell the city to butt out of issues other than essential services.
Solution: Civil disobedience. The active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. What are they gonna do? Shut you ALL down then scurry back into their gated communities?
You think the housing bust was devastating, wait till the commercial property bust hits. That paper is coming down the pipe as we speak. We have allowed politicians to sell us out to special interest lobbyists and huge corporations and "they" have become "our" rulers. Truth hurts.
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