How to Get Dumb, Obsolete Laws Off the Books


It's an unfortunate truth that, once a law is passed, it is rarely removed from the books. Long after the legislative fad has passed, the technology has changed or society has simply moved on, the laws linger. Every city in Orange County has a municipal code as thick as a phone book, full of obscure laws that are ineffective, have unintended negative consequences and are no longer necessary (if they ever were to begin with).