The public hearing went great!! About 15 of us spoke including a few pawnshop owners, employees and even a few customers. We had about 100 people there in support. At the end of the meeting Eric Olson appeared a bit shaken and did a quick interview with Detective Atkinson. Detective Atkinson stated that she does not write citations for clerical errors unless they are made numerous times. If numerous times equals twice then I suppose there is a minute bit of truth in that. She also spoke highly about my store in particular, commending us on the new self auditing measures we have placed in our store. I would love to say thanks except that even though she knows how hard we are trying she has still managed to give us a citation. I stress out of 500 transactions we do you can’t expect us not to make one or two clerical errors.
I have also been informed by my lobbyist and confirmed by the CEO of First Cash that there will be an amendment that will keep my rights to sell my store when I decide to retire. This was a huge deal for us as the American Dream is to build your business then one day retire on what you have built.
Stay tuned for updates to come….