In a legal battle that has been going on since last year the City of Lincoln was again soundly defeated in its effort to have a bus removed from private property.
The bus belongs to, Gary Walker the father of the Hi-way Diners owner. The son has given Dad permission to park the vehicle on his property. The Hi-way Diners smoking Customers are allowed to use the bus to consume their meals and smoke.
Certain officials took exception to this, in that they felt it is an end run around the smoking ban that is breaking the city coffers. They took the matter to court, as a zoning law violation and have so far have lost at both the County and District level.
Although the City of Lincoln probably won't appeal this decision they are not done with the Walker family yet.
City Attorney Dana Roper Had these words, in the Lincoln Journal Star for the Walkers and any other local business that dares to challenge the Power's that be:
“This is not the last, I suspect, that Mr. Walker has heard from the city,” Roper said. “He may be in violation of other ordinances that we’ll have to pursue.”
And for restaurant owners thinking of investing in a bus, Roper had a warning: “It’s not open season on this.”
Sounds like a threat to me!!!!