Monday, April 01, 2024

Mayor Whitmire balances city budget without new taxes or a garbage fee

In a surprising turn of events, Mayor Whitmire of Houston has unveiled a groundbreaking plan to balance the city's budget without resorting to new taxes or fees. How, you ask? By turning the volume up on noise ordinance fines, especially for those booming car sound systems that seem to think the entire city is their personal concert hall!

It's no secret that Houstonians love their music, but sometimes that love can get a little too loud for comfort. Mayor Whitmire has decided to tackle this issue head-on. Starting today, fines for noise ordinance violations will skyrocket.

Imagine a world where your favorite jam could cost you a pretty penny if played at a volume so loud your entire car is rattling. Mayor Whitmire's plan is simple yet effective: the louder you blast your tunes in public spaces, the heavier the fine. Beyond that, fines will triple from 10pm to 7am as well, and after a third violation vehicles or venues will be confiscated and auctioned off! It's a surefire way to encourage everyone to enjoy their music responsibly, without disturbing the peace for others.

Projections indicate the fines in Midtown alone will be able to cover the new firefighter pay deal.

Critics may say it's a bit extreme, but supporters argue that it's a small price to pay for a harmonious city. Plus, think of the revenue boost for Houston's coffers! Who knew that turning down the decibels could turn up the dollars?

So, if you're cruising through Houston with your bass booming, beware! Mayor Whitmire's ears are tuned in, and your wallet might just feel the beat in more ways than one. Cheers to a quieter (and financially sound) Houston!


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At 9:28 AM, April 06, 2024, Blogger TheCastle said...

Interesting direction. Too bad they won't tax the emissions deleted diesel pickups with no mufflers for noise. They are obnoxious too.


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