MAYOR BARRETT ISSUES IMPORTANT REMINDER
YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR TRASH
It's remarkable that the Mayor needs to hold a news conference reminding people to clean up their trash.
Let me begin by stating clearly... I'm not ripping Tom Barrett for this. I actually feel embarrassed and sorry for him. He had to go up there with a straight face and calm demeanor, and tell people to clean up after themselves.
Necessary? You bet. Have you looked around the City lately? The spring thaw has revealed what a foot of snow has hidden so well... there are a lot of filthy people in this town with limited pride in their properties, homes, and neighborhoods.
Unfortunately the Mayor needed to offer free garbage bags, gloves, cleaning supplies, and even prizes for people willing to clean up their neighborhoods. I'm guessing most of the people who heed that call, aren't the people who dumped trash all over in the first place. They're just the people most fed up with it.
In a related story, Mayor Barrett also reminded people to brush their teeth, change their underwear, and flush the toilette after using it.