LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
The city seems intent on undertaking another money-power grab with reckless disregard for the spirit of cooperation that has made London-Laurel County unique in the area, and prosperous. How exactly will two tourism commissions work in Laurel County? Probably not very well and with a lot of confusion and overlap. More government bureaucracy, as the Tea Party calls it.
The way the city council handled the vote, without notice to the other tourism commission and the people it affects, tells of a greedy and arrogant attitude that has somehow crept into the ductwork at London City Hall.
This is now the message from city leaders to anyone doing business with the City of London: Give us what we want or we’ll serve you with papers and take it ourselves.