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Common Council approves legislation to up minimum fee for littering from $25 to $500

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 21:24:12-05

The City of Milwaukee Common Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will adopt a flat fee of $500 for littering.

The previous $25 to $500 penalty range for first littering offense and $50 to $500 range for subsequent offenses are eliminated under the new legislation.

“We bring this legislation as an effort to change the way we see and appreciate our streets and properties,” Alderman Stamper stated. “Through these changes, including a forthcoming public information and awareness campaign about littering and the new $500 fine, we hope that we can work together to keep our Milwaukee community a clean and beautiful place to live.”

The ordinance will take effect April 1.