Leaders usually only get what they expect. Mr. Fred Richardson expects Mobile to be full of trash and he gets it. Mobile does not have to be trashy because we have City litter ordinances that prohibit having littered property. Good neighbor Fox10 News complies with the city litter code. The leader of Fox10 in Mobile obviously expects their property to be free of litter. If you go by Fox10 any day of the week you most likely will not see a single piece of litter on their property, anywhere. At least I never have. Kudos go to Fox10tv because they prove ground, streets, sidewalks, and drainage gutters on and along a large Mobile property can be kept litter free all year long.
You would think that after being sued by the environmental group Dog River Clearwater Revival for $50,000,000 over violations of the federal Clean Water Act due to pollution in the Dog River watershed, that the City of Mobile would get a little more aggressive toward keeping trash out of Dog River tributaries. If I can find trash poised to be flushed into Mobile's creeks this easy, so can the City Litter Enforcement Unit. We apparently don't have a Litter Enforcement Unit in Mobile anymore because if we did, the City would be getting rich from the fines they issue.
Ahhh, you're probably thinking, it is only a few pieces of litter. Get over it. Right? A piece of trash in the gutter here, in the parking lot over there, in the drainage ditch on the other side of your street, it all adds up. By the time all the trash in the 95 square mile watershed on the roads, in parking lots, in the gutters, and in the drainage ditches gets flushed into Mobile's main tidally influenced urban tributaries, the amount is significant.
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