Portland smokers to get fined for tossing cigarette butts
Portland smokers face $100 fine for tossing butts
Someone in the newspaper today wrote a complaint about this saying it is just a ploy by liberals to quash smoking rights.
I say to that, have they taken a walk down the streets of the city lately?
There are so many spent cigarette butts wall to wall it looks like tobacco road! I don't give a darn if people smoke or not but I certainly care if they can't dispose of their butts in a proper disposal unit!
These spent butts end up washed down the sewer drains which are not filtered and wash directly out to sea! It has noting to do with their smoking rights other than it is a dirty nasty thing to simply drop their butts wherever they land.
If this does not stop these litter bugs then raise the fine to 200 dollars!
I finally love my city again...
This is what some dummy wrote and was published in the newspaper today.
Anti-butt ordinance seems to have smokers in its sights
About the story "City: Kick butts problem" (Feb. 8): This is nothing but an attempt by the political correctness police to stop folks from smoking.
Do we not already have littering ordinances? Why would the city even bother with this type of ordinance unless it was created to try to stop folks from smoking?
And how much is the fine for littering? Is it as much as the fine for cigarette butts? If not, why isn't it?
Once again, the liberal city of Portland is trying to do away with something that is not on their PC list.
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