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Should we bring street sweepers back to South Philly?

Pick of a Philly street sweeper, rarely seen in the wild, comes from the Mayor's Office.

Philly street sweeper, rarely seen in the wild, comes from the Mayor’s Office.

A recent City Paper story, which we can’t believe we missed nearly two months ago, found that the city would have to spend only $3 million a year to clean every street twice a month.

That’s a surprisingly little amount, but the article suggested that cost was less of a factor in restoring the service than that old bugaboo, parking.┬áMonthly street sweeping was suspended gradually over the years after many residents complained about excessive parking tickets, and some areas flat out failed to comply.

But we can surely all agree that litter is a huge problem, so maybe it’s time to revisit this issue. Take our poll and we’ll pass the results along to Councilmen Mark Squilla and Kenyatta Johnson:

Street Sweeper
Should the city require car-owners to move their vehicles so it can reinstate street sweeping?

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