Fight back? Maybe on the David Horowitz show, but not in South Gate.
On the same night the city robbed the business community of its right to choose its own trash company, the city gave the Chamber of Commerce a check for $64,200. Needless to say, no businessman or woman protested the trash company issue that night.
Why didn't the citizens come out by the hundreds to protest the unfair but profitable garage conversion ordinances? It wasn't because they agreed with the city, it was because very few citizens were willing to risk having the city inspect their garages. They relied on the old theory "out of sight, out of mind."
Parking fines have been raised, water rates have been raised, sewer fees have been raised, and who cares? A couple of residents who tried to protest for the whole city's benefit accomplished nothing.