Letter: Local businesses punished for success
Yet another example of Tahoe’s local government’s lack of support for local business. Each year the Tribune sponsors Best of Tahoe. The winning businesses are asked to buy banners to promote their victories. Then when the banners are hung, they are fined by our illustrious local government for breaking municipal codes for outdoor signage. Please explain to me how hanging an outdoor banner on the inside of ones business helps promote that business to folks looking to try that restaurant, service or business. If we are trying to promote local business, wouldn’t it make more sense to allow banners for a few weeks (say two to four weeks) to celebrate the best of victory rather than punish that business for its success?
John S. Chambers
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.