The City of Asheville wants you to be safe. Therefore, it wants to contract with a software company to “collect, organize, and store all code-required third party inspection and testing records” for all commercial buildings in the city. Then, the abstraction known as government will make the third parties pay $10 per fire system for the privilege of complying. The exciting thing is, this comes at no cost to the city.

In case you want to get upset, remember, I said “safe.”