Re: Litter solution
March 06, 2004
Mr. Lewis, I am assuming that you are such a busy person that
you have not noticed the mounting evidence on the sides of our
local streets and highways that there IS a litter problem here.
In your recent letter, you said that judging from recent posts,
there SEEMS to be a litter problem. Well, not only do we HAVE
a HORRIFIC litter problem, we also have members of our community
who audaciously dump large household articles wherever they feel
My blood just boils when I view pictures such as those submitted
yesterday by our code enforcement officer. I don't think I could
do his job. It would make me too physically ill, plus if I were
able to find out who does things like that, I would not be satisfied
with merely fining them. I think people who blatantly dump alongside
our roads should spend some time in jail. Another consequence
would be having to wear a bright orange jailsuit while cleaning
up trash from the highway ditches. I doubt seriously that too
many folks would consider this "slave trading."
This is very much a critical situation in this area. For the
life of me, I don't understand why our leaders don't take a more
active role in doing something about it. If I were a tourist
being driven around, I would probably decide to never again return
to an area where the people obviously care very little, if at
all, about the condition of their streets. Please wake up, Ketchikan,
and SEE the problem. Let's please try to change our attitudes
regarding it. We need to take our town back from the slobs who
degrade it through their laziness and lack of regard for others!
Again, good luck Mr. Cegelske!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
P.S. The high school area is one of the nastiest when it comes
to large amounts of trash on the ground. Just check out the Monroe
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