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Letters to the Editor: Lancaster City Council Members turns deaf ears to logic

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Tonight’s [Monday, Jan. 24] city council meeting was filled with both drama and questioned selfish prejudices.

A local family owned tattoo business requested approval to move three doors down from their current business location.

This family owned business has been owned and operated at their current location on Dallas Avenue, a major thoroughfare in the city of Lancaster, for the last three years.

Numerous members within the community spoke on behalf of this family owned business and supported their request to move three doors down from their current location.

In spite of these numerous citizens appearing on their behalf as well as two city council members requesting a favorable outcome to their request, Councilman Hairston & Councilman Daniels both voted no, closing the door to this family’s business future and business growth.

The city of Lancaster has an historic reputation of being business unfriendly but tonight’s negative votes rang to the tone of illogical.

This family owned tattoo business has both the support of many local policemen and firemen as being an honest business offering services many within all communities accept as a form of art.

It’s a sad day for Lancaster when two council members vote against an honest business request just to move three doors down to enlarge their business because they have outgrown their current location.

Whether you are personally attracted to the art of tattoo or not, these are legitimate business operating under the guidelines and review by the State of Texas.

It makes no sense for sensible people to turn away a prosperous business request but it does make one ponder as to why these two councilmen voted no.

If their vote was made based on petty and personal pull pit judgments, they did not only a disfavor to the citizens of Lancaster but this legitimate family owned business.

These city councilmen should have to formally present an answer to the citizens of Lancaster and the family of this business as to why they voted No!

Concerned Citizen

Jack McCauley


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