|George Leventhal is co-sponsor|
of a ban on circuses in
A Facebook friend forwarded what appeared to be a press release announcing Councilmembers Craig Rice and George Leventhal are sponsoring a bill to ban any circus with animals from performing in Montgomery County. Initially, I thought it was either a hoax, or that The Onion had started covering Montgomery County. Imagine my horror, and amusement, when I discovered video of the Council discussing this bill.
No wonder there wasn't a single bidder to construct a new arena in downtown Silver Spring recently - the Council is busy banning half of the acts that could rent it! And no wonder pedestrians were still squeezing between barricades and speeding metal fenders along Wisconsin Avenue yesterday, as the Council's minds were on the three ring circus that doesn't operate out of 100 Maryland Avenue.