Tuesday, August 01, 2006

City slow to clean up

It would seem at first glance a delicious irony that a city that just passed an ordinance allowing residents to be fined without notice for litter and debris cannot seem to pick up its own trash in a timely fashion...

We're talking, of course, about the mounds of dead branches, leaves and debris that has accumulated on the tree banks in Elgin for the past few weeks from the thunderstorm of July 17...

The indifference and ineptitude of the city in the removal of this debris is staggering.

One might remember that Chicago's inability to clear its streets after a great snow in the late 1970s cost Mayor Mike Bilandic his job. History may indeed repeat itself.
(Elgin Courier News 8/1/06)

Picture courtesy of Campemmaus.


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