Ald. Chantia Lewis
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Alderwoman Lewis invites business owners to learn about proposed shopping cart ordinance

A council study found that abandoned shopping carts were creating blight in neighborhoods.

By - Nov 9th, 2017 12:09 pm

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis encourages owners and managers of businesses with shopping carts to attend Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee meeting on Monday November 20 at 9 a.m. on the third floor 301-B of Milwaukee City Hall. The meeting will discuss a proposed ordinance that would fine owners and residents who remove, or allow for the removal of shopping carts on the premises.

A council study found that abandoned shopping carts were creating blight in neighborhoods, reducing property values, and obstructing pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and creating a health, safety, and general welfare issue for the city.

Alderwoman Lewis says, “The amount of abandoned shopping carts around our city is a true blight in our community. We are demanding that both business owners and residents take responsibility for these abandoned carts, and this substitute ordinance will create new measures to motivate people to do just that.”

What: Shopping Cart Management Ordinance
When: Monday November 20, 9 a.m.
Where: Milwaukee City Hall, Third Floor, 301-B

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2 thoughts on “Alderwoman Lewis invites business owners to learn about proposed shopping cart ordinance”

  1. Steve says:

    This is a good idea.When I shop at my nearest grocery store I park as far away from all the other cars as much as possible!Because so many people are so inconsiderate with shopping carts is the reasons why one sees dents,scratches or pings in their cars!The Sav-A-Lot down the road from me has wheels that lock when some tries to take the carts beyond the perimeter.(I don’t shop Sav-A-Lot)

  2. Edward Susterich says:

    Not so fast– anyone with a shopping cart that obviously was stolen from a store should be arrested and charged with theft, but leave it to the store owner to come up with ways to limit that loss. We have existing laws about stolen property– enforce them!

    We don’t need more laws defining how one has to protect their property against theft.

    I have seen many abandoned carts– irresponsible individuals commonly take the carts-full of merchandise to their apartments or bus stops– and then leave them there, far away from the originating store. Anyone seen on a sidewalk pushing a cart that is not theirs should be arrested and charged. A small crime, maybe, but apply the “broken window” concept to start reducing crime.

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