Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Derg, Apr 7, 2007.
From my chief pilot's daily bulletin:
Wow, I guess the Meigs affair just wasn't enough for the Mayor! He must really have a distaste for aviation and it's pilots.
You think he would be getting the names of those staying there and go after city taxes! Think of the money the city is loosing!
Why do you think he's trying to close them down...
I wonder what dumb #### tipped him of on airline crashpads. Are there specific city ordanances that crashpads violate?
That dude has some serious Karma issues.
Any of you care to elaborate on why a crashpad is illegal? I'm new to all of this and don't really understand. Does the law say that you can't have a place here if you don't pay X amount of taxes here, or how does it work?
Actually...yeah, there are. Zoning standards, etc. They have a valid point about fire risk if nothing else.
Probably the number of occupants in a given space. And the under the table method of payment typical of a crashpad.
Problem is the pencil pushers have NO IDEA about how crashpads work and what they really are. All they see are too many people 'living' in one place and possible lost revenue for the city.
They make it sound like every bed is full in every crash pad every night. They're not! Also, they make it sound like crews live at their crash pads! They're called 'crash pads' because they DON'T live there, they live somewhere else!
I used to run a crash pad of 12 near ORD. On any given night, there was, on average, 3 or 4 people there. Never were there more than 6.
If they start shutting down crash pads, it'll just encourage the use of hotel rooms as crash pads or make people sleep in the crew lounges.
"There aren't enough people paying my STADIUM tax! How am I ever going to build a monument to myself if those wealthy airline people aren't renting hotel rooms!"
Here is the link to the full story...
"I don't run a crash pad, I'm an apartment landlord," insisted the woman, who has a sign that reads "crash pad" tacked to her front door.
Gotta love the Windy City!!!
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