Shopping Cart Resolution Passes Committee
The resolution will now move onto the Common Council for a full vote on February 6.
Alderwoman Chantia Lewis announces that the shopping cart resolution she introduced passed through Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee yesterday. The resolution will now move onto the Common Council for a full vote on February 6.
If passed, it would fine owners and residents who remove, or allow for the removal of shopping carts on the premises. Fines would start at $50 a cart with a maximum penalty of up to $250 a year, depending on the number of carts retrieved. If a company takes active measures to retrieve their own carts, they may not be fined. The resolution also requires that companies providing 25 carts or more have anti-theft measures after 100 retrievals of abandoned carts by the Department of Public Works.
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.
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