Baton Rouge to get tough on litter bugs, eventually
BATON ROUGE- The city's public works department is trying to rid streets of blight and junk, but are running into problems because the litter court isn't functioning.
There is an apparent breakdown in the city's litter court set-up. There was a discussion about the problems Monday night in an area of town with numerous complaints.
Leaders acknowledged tickets are being written, but fines are not being collected.
"They had some complications as far as enforcement for the people who didn't follow the rules," DPW Code Enforcement Supervisor Neal Bezet said. "What we are doing right now is re-vamping that portion."
The city plans to set harsher penalties in 2014.
News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on what led to the litter court's current predicament tonight.
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