It’s Monday and I return to Philadelphia learning of Councilman Kenney’s big and tough stance on the owner of Chick-Fil-A.   As if a guy who makes millions shoving fried chicken down the gullets of fat Americans really gives a shit about anything a non-District Councilman who has no direct zoning power (and thus the ability to zone Chick-Fil-A out of existence in Philadelphia) has to say.

According to Councilman Kenney’s Twitter page, he’s hard working. And he doesn’t deal with issues. He tackles them. Yeah, tackle.

And so dear readers I present you a game for this week:   Name something within the last couple of years that Councilman Kenney has spearheaded and can claim full credit where credit is due.   No, don’t name something where Kenney was just a chorus vote.   Name something this At-Large Councilmember has done other than simply for media attention (like this letter to Chick-Fil-A).

Here’s an example with another At-Large Councilmember:   we all remember a few months back when Councilwoman BRB proposed extending bar closing to 3AM to help with the SDP budget.   And when Council returns from summer recess, she’s going to be starting the ATV and dirt bike hearings.

Something like that.

And I mean something tangible where only Kenney thought of it, swung all of Council to his side or at least waged a semi-pitched battle for it, and was a useful and very tangible piece of legislation.

Oh yes… it has to be something at least remotely recent, say within the last 12 months 24 months.

Leave your guesses in the comments.

Nothing was posted in the last week due to a summer break, plus it costs money (and legal fees) to keep this place running, so some cashola had to be earned.

Not to worry, I have heard some stories about some pretty nutty landlords in the past month and I’ll be diligenty pouring through their court records in the days to come…

 

–Management

Vincent and his legal team are busy “investigating”

When I left you last week, Angry Lawsuit Guy threatened to sue me.   We got a response from Angry Lawsuit Guy’s lawyer in the form of an angry lawsuit letter, letting me know that this matter is under “investigation.”

To me, this all seems pretty dickless.   Just fucking sue me already.   I share my law firm’s sentiment about this case when/if it goes to court:   it will be an epic fail.
Letter to my lawyer
http://www.philadelinquency.com/uploads/docs/letter to Rushie.pdf

My lawyer’s response
http://www.philadelinquency.com/uploads/docs/RESPONSE.pdf

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Mommy’s been drinking pounders for hours because Kathy didn’t buy what was on the registry

Remember the lawsuit threat from yesterday?

Let’s take a look at the actual L&I Refusal from Dispoto Realty and what they told the ZBA their property is going to be:

PERMIT/ CERTIFICATE IS FOR NIGHT CLUB AS DEFINED IN SECTION 14-102 (80) WITH ACCESSORY OFFICE, PREPARATION AND SERVING OF FOOD FOR TAKE OUT AND RETAIL SALE OF MALT BEVERAGES FOR TAKE OUT (NO ACTIVITIES AS DEFINED IN SECTION 14-1605 OF PHILADELPHIA ZONING CODE) ON 1ST THRU 3RD FLOORS IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.

In case we’re not clear on what 14-102 of the Philadelphia Code is when it defines a night club, it is this:

(74) Night Club. A use engaged in the preparation and retail sale of food and/or beverages which includes live entertainment, a disc jockey or a self-contained sound system providing music; with or without amplified sound and which may or may not provide for dancing by guests and patrons;

Because the zoning applicant told the City of Philadelphia that this is a night club, I guess it must be a night club.    Since the same applicant also is going on community message boards and stating that among its many purposes, one is for baby showers, I guess it’s time to dub this establishment as “The Kensington Baby Shower Night Club.”

That is all.

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Vincent R. Dispoto, Jr.

Well it looks like the take-out malt liquor zoning applicant wants to sue me.  He signed up on Fishtown.US and posted this:

Want to go to court over factual shit that you do?   Fine with me.   By the way I don’t have one lawyer, I have two.

I would normally tell someone like this to snort my taint, but I’ll let my attorney do that for me.  Here’s his observations on the whole affair:

http://www.philadelinquency.com/uploads/docs/7.12.12 Ltr to Dinoto (final).pdf

 

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