The mayor of Hudson, Ohio, has resigned after he suggested that permitting ice fishing could lead to prostitution. https://t.co/99LldXtVKo
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 15, 2022
According to Cleveland.com, some members were concerned about the city’s liability in the event of an accident.
The publication noted:
“some officials worried aloud whether someone could fell [sic] through the ice and the city could be held liable, and whether paramedics, firefighters and police would face an additional burden.”
During the meeting, Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert appeared to agree with these concerns.
In the video below, he can be heard to say:
“It is the Fire and EMS folks, and perhaps the police department, that all have to engage on a moment’s notice, should there be an incident.”
Next, however, Shubert segues into a head-scratcher of a statement, saying:
“Additionally, if you open this up to ice fishing, while on the surface it sounds good, then what happens next year?
“Does someone come back and say, ‘I want an ice shanty on Hudson Springs Park for x amount of time.’?
“And if you then allow ice fishing with shanties, then that leads to another problem.