Danbury Litterbugs BEWARE – Mayor Mark is Cracking Down
He's gone after the noise makers and now he's got his sights set on the idiots who think it's a good idea to throw candy wrappers, cigarette butts, and fast food bags out the window.
According to the News-Times, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is cracking down on thoughtless mess makers, the litterers!
Go ahead, flick that cigarette butt out the window, but don't be surprised if you get pulled over and you're given a ticket. Where's your civic pride? Is there garbage strewn all over your property? Would you throw that butt on your living room carpet?
All Mayor Mark is asking from you, is to pick up after yourself.
Boughton said that this project is part of a larger anti crime philosophy called the "broken window" theory, which was developed in New York City. It states that littering, graffiti, and other infractions will lead to more serious crime if not taken care of. Boughton claims that littering is not only bad for the environment but leads to the lack of city pride and leaves a poor impression with visitors to our city.
Boughton also has plans to take his anti-littering campaign into the schools in the fall. He says, "We're not looking to make money on this by handing out "littering tickets." All we're looking for is greater efficiency so the city doesn't have as much to pick up. We just want the people to make litter pickup part of their city life."