Please dont believe you have no power here. When we stopped a similar bylaw in Maple Ridge the only reason we stopped it was because people like you wrote letters. The councillors were overwhelmed by the volume of letters they got and one even commented in amazement that she got letters from across Canada.
Anytime you see a bylaw like this whether it is happening in your home town or half way around the world please write a letter of protest. It takes nothing but a little time on your part. If they disregard it because you are not a local then you dont lose much but if they take it to heart then you have made a huge impact and done yourself and your fellow herpers a huge service!
I write a couple of letters every month at least either to newspapers or city councils whether its here in my province or down in the states. If everyone did that we would make more of an impression.
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