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Friday, February 11, 2005

Clean San Francisco?

About time! According to this San Francisco Chronicle story:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom declared war on dirty streets Thursday, saying he will deputize hundreds of city workers to hunt down litterbugs and to punish them with hefty fines.

...That will be a mighty task, given that city street-cleaning crews removed 23,451 tons of trash from city streets last year -- a 35 percent increase from the year before.

The plan calls for giving more than 400 city workers -- the mayor included -- the power to write up litterbugs after they undergo a two-hour training session in the next couple of weeks. The citations carry fines that range from $80 to $1,000, depending on the amount of trash illegally discarded and whether the litterer is a repeat offender, officials said.

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