Attached is the petition I’ve started in hopes to get the residents of the North End and Waterfront on the same page for “no trash on the streets overnight”.
We are heading toward a full blown health crisis if we do not take this opportunity to fix a surmounting and pressing issue. We have a unique opportunity to give the City input since they asked. Very few people showed up for the public meeting on Oct 22nd regarding the expiring City contract on Trash Collection. Those who did, did not even come close to representing the sentiment and concerns of the majority of residents who are tired of climbing over garbage to get home at night.
Everyone including the City officials and Staff complain about the same and obvious: Disease carrying rodents and infestation, trash pickers ripping open the trash bags in the middle of the night and improper storage of household trash spilling out and blowing down the Street.
All of these points have one common Cause/ Component or Antagonist, if you will, and that is allowing trash on the Streets overnight. By removing this common component the City could elevate 70 % of these problems. It is so clear and reasonable to conclude that by fixing one problem once and for all the City will actually save money. Think about it, fewer rodent calls, fewer calls to ISD, fewer calls to DPW. I’m not so naive to think this proposal will solve all of our problems but I am willing to bet that in a short time it will alleviate many. This proposal also addresses the needs of all including mothers with young children and retired residents that are not early risers. City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in full agreement and will help us anyway he can.
Please help me pass the word. I need to get as many signatures as possible. Any ideas are welcome. I will be standing outside the polls on Nov. 5th! Please feel free to pass this petition on.
My cell phone number is 617-529-4461, email is email@example.com and my business address for petition drop-off is 350 Commercial Street.
This can work if we all stick together!!!
The petition specifically reads as follows:
This Petition is to express the sentiment of The North End of Boston and surrounding area residents regarding the egregious sanitary conditions in Boston’s Urban Communities. WE THE PEOPLE…. Are in agreement that, Household trash should NEVER be placed on a City Sidewalk overnight awaiting next day pick-up by City Workers. We hereby propose that household trash be placed on a City Sidewalk between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to be promptly removed by City Workers after such time, SAME DAY PICK-UP!