Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003

Tonight’s important. Don't let our elected politicians sign us up for $40 car inspections.

Various city and county governments are hosting a brief meeting this evening about cleaning up our air.

A lot of them want to “volunteer” all of us to have to pay $40 for our car inspection sticker. It would cost that much because they want to test exhaust emissions. Find a polluting car, make the owner get it fixed before it can pass inspection. If people claim they can’t afford the repairs, money will be taken from the rest of us to fix their car.

The meeting to hear what YOU have to say about it is this evening from 6 to 7:30, at the Tesoro Building near Loop 410 and Nacogdoches. Some details and a map are on my website at Or call us at 599-5555 for time and address.

People need to fill up the meeting room. If we don’t, the politicians will know that voters are not gonna fight this, and we’ll be on the slippery slope toward $40 inspections.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.

Alamo Area Council of Governments meeting
Jan. 22 6pm-7:30pm
Tesoro Building, 8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 100

Commentary 9/12/2002: Auto emissions tests are silly
Commentary 11/8/2002: City Council to go along with Clean Air Plan
2/1/2002 Offbeat news story about emissions testers "mooning incident"
Unneeded Emissions Tests Don't Address the Problem
More on local emissions testing
How "poor" you'll have to be, and other good links

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