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LA City Council Raises Fines For Littering PPE

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The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion this week to raise the fine for littering PPE trash — like masks and gloves — to $250. That’s the maximum fine for an infraction in the city.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield introduced the ordinance and admits that not every perpetrator will be caught. He said:

“There's no way, with everything going on in Los Angeles, that there’s going to be this ‘PPE litter police’ out there watching everybody. But people need to know that there is a consequence.”

The new fines are supposed to go into effect within the next couple of days.

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