It's Gonna Get Messy: County Too Broke to Clean Up After "exploding beach population" The Way They Used To
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors would like you to know that there will be a lot of people hanging out on their sands this season and not enough money to pay the folks to clean up after them. Or, as they say, they will "implement beach service curtailments," starting May 1st.A release issued today explains that with a smaller operating budget, their department will have fewer employees to "serve an exploding beach population" and will be doing less cleaning than ever before. A new regimen means you might want to hit the can before you leave the house:
As part of a comprehensive plan to minimize anticipated negative impacts to beachgoers, a new cleaning schedule commencing at 7:00 a.m. will take effect, with the cleanliness of beach restrooms being the highest service priority. Some restrooms may not be opened and serviced until as late as 11:00 a.m. year-round by Beaches and Harbors maintenance crews, allowing them to work later into the afternoon when bathroom use peaks. During winter months, maintenance staff will only be able to perform one “heavy” cleaning of the restrooms each day. Additionally, a number of Los Angeles County beach restrooms will be closed on weekdays and possibly some weekends, which has been the case in the past.