50% Budget Cut Idea: Street Cleaning
Today’s Photo of the Day turned into more of an idea: Do we really need such regular street cleaning in Hoboken?
Can save more than 50% per year!
Most streets in Hoboken get cleaned once per week. Others (like Washington) get cleaned five times per week. After snapping this photo of how ineffective the street cleaners were with even a few leaves on the ground – it made me wonder why we needed this service as often as taxpayers are paying for it!
Despite the slobs that live in and frequent Hoboken, our city isn’t that worn down – and think even as a temporary budget cut (say a year or two) – we can all deal with cleaning twice per month on regular streets, and twice a week on Washington (say Tuesdays and Fridays).
One benefit might be is – that if our city does happen to become more noticeably filled with trash, perhaps we as a community might start caring more about it? (and act less inconsiderate?)