Reader Mail: Useless street cleaning

12/12/2008:

This entry could have easily been considered a “readerpix,” however, seeing that it’s a gripe against some kind of city service – here’s a fresh and toasty reader mail for you instead!

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Save money – forget the sweepers!

“This is ridiculous… For all of the tens of thousands of dollars the city collects at $35 a pop for street cleaning parking tickets, you’d think we could at least get clean streets!!!

Shown below is the clear snail trail left minutes before by the sweeper going down 5th street, and look at all of the garbage and crap by the curb. Let’s just charge the parking tickets and let the street sweeper operator stay home and collect their paycheck.

The city would save fuel and maintenance costs on the sweepers!!!”

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7 Comments on "Reader Mail: Useless street cleaning"

truth1
Member
truth1

I don’t like tickets, but they do clean more than one block. I believe that the municipal employee hoses the sidewalk every workday. Re: No. 2…”sticks n’ stones…” :mrgreen:

homeworld
Member

[quote comment=”122779″]If anyone got a ticket on Veterans day (Nov 11) for street cleaning, get your butts to city hall and fight it. Apparently it was written in the paper that they would not be cleaning on the holiday (even though the hard working city hall observed their holiday on monday to get a 3 day weekend).

Another example of un-punished theft that the city continues to commit.[/quote]

They blamed the newspaper when I called up to complain about why they celebrate federal/state holidays on different days than the rest of the country/state.

I asked her what day of the week they’d be celebrating Christmas this year since it’s on a Thursday.

mjf474_2
Member

They still do it when it rains. Maybe not everytime it rains.. I’m not sure. But they did it earlier this week when it was raining. I specifically remember because I was waiting for the bus at the 13th stop. I remember thinking… why are they bothering with street cleaning while it’s raining? Is it actually going to make any difference. and then I remembered… oh yeah… they need to make their money on tickets.

Stpaddygirl
Member

Why do you get a ticket on a rainy day they don;t clean the streets when it rains? Or do they? Or do they clean at all?

Sgt.Slaughter
Member
Sgt.Slaughter

If anyone got a ticket on Veterans day (Nov 11) for street cleaning, get your butts to city hall and fight it. Apparently it was written in the paper that they would not be cleaning on the holiday (even though the hard working city hall observed their holiday on monday to get a 3 day weekend).

Another example of un-punished theft that the city continues to commit.

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