Tuesday, September 25, 2007

There Oughta Be A Law

While the great minds around town debate the merits of an ordinance designed to combat the "fashion statement" of exposed buttocks and baggy jeans, a more insidious situation goes on and on.

Not a week goes by that some cafe, restaurant or sandwich shop papers the neighborhood with menu fliers advertising and promoting the goods they purvey. Now I'm not against a business promoting itself, but these menus just about all end up blowing around the streets of Trenton adding to the way to plentiful litter and trash. I'd like to propose that the City make the offending establishments take responsibility for their marketing pieces that go astray.

While the intent is honest and forthright enough, the end result of these "lit drops" is that fliers do just that, fly, around the neighborhood on the slightest of breezes.

How about a "tax" on all businesses that decide they want to advertise by flier? The extra revenue could be applied to the extra personnel required to work overtime to clean our city. Violators would be fined as well as receive a proscribed stint of community service cleaning up the streets.

Or sewing new trousers that fit for the offenders of the "no butt crack" law.

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