D.C. Trash Inspectors Not Citing Enough Infractions

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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D.C. Trash Inspectors Not Citing Enough Infractions

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D.C. trash inspectors have been writing an average of two tickets a day each, and their boss said if they don't increase their ticket writing they could lose their jobs.

Bill Howland, director of the Department of Public Works, told a D.C. Council panel during a recent hearing that 36 inspectors wrote some 14,000 tickets combined in 2009, the Washington Examiner reported. He said he met with inspectors in December and told them that if they want to stay with the department, they need to be writing 10 to 12 tickets a day.

The inspectors issue citations for infractions ranging from trash cans out at the wrong time or place to overgrown bushes and tickets for dog walkers who fail to pick up after their pets.
 

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