Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sanitation Rangers

Clean Team

From this morning's Advocate on  the mayor's legislative agenda.
Landrieu also wants legislation to forgive the city $5 million a year in “GO Zone” hurricane recovery loan payments and to let code enforcement officers or sanitation rangers issue summonses for sanitation and public nuisance violations, freeing up police for “more serious issues,” according to the Mayor’s Office.
That's a friendly sounding name for a code enforcement unit empowered to walk around fining people for not cutting their grass and stuff.  (I guess "Mitchkateers" was already taken.) It could be worse, of course.  Last year, city council wanted to authorize the Rangers to enter your home and check that you hadn't illegally carpeted your bathroom.  So this is a more friendly approach.

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