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.
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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