Montgomery County Cracking Down on Scourge of Open Windows At Dining Establishments

Elahe Izadi reports that Montgomery County is planning on stepping up enforcement of an ordinance against open windows: “It seems the county’s restaurants and officials have only recently become aware of a regulation against open windows in restaurants, one that has long been a part of Maryland law.”

Granted that there’s something to be said for actually enforcing the laws that are on the books—even the ones people have forgotten about—was there actually some problem here? There’s a deli right on my block that just throws the windows open when the weather’s nice and I’ve never in my life heard anyone complain about it, much less suggest it should be illegal.