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Show pride in Lodi by picking up trash — or not littering to begin with

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 am

What is wrong with our society that we are up to our necks in trash and can't manage to bend over to pick up the stuff, even in our own front yards? Are people so unconcerned and dependent on someone else to eventually pick it up?

Our community servants, roadside work crews, Caltrans and good Samaritans may never pick it up. And with many budget constraints, roadside work crews are seen less and less frequently.

A great deal of trash is left to fly around and get stuck in fences, under bushes at bus stops, at parks, on school yards, along every street — anywhere people have access. It's sad and shameful to see just how little people care about the impact all this junk has on our environment.

Lodi is such a nice little town and is what keeps us from having to live in towns like Stockton. It's no crime to be poor — many of us are — and keeping our streets picked up shows pride and respect we all have for Lodi. Many people will thank you for the extra effort, and will hopefully help the inconsiderate litter bugs think twice before tossing their trash into the street or in someone's yard. Parents need to educate their kids.

Thank you for listening.

Julie Tuscone

Lodi

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