Saturday, April 22, 2017

Santa Monica Beach Trash Report: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at and after 4 pm between the Santa Monica Pier and south to Lifeguard Tower #29 and back to the pier...  Here are the photos of the #beachtrash observed near the water's edge that the City of Santa Monica did not bother to collect and/or otherwise dispose of properly. Why you may ask?  Because the #beachtrash near the water's edge is apparently not a priority for the City and apparently it is not understood as a public safety risk to the public.

Two dead birds altogether observed. Shown below together next to lifeguard tower 20 at Bay St. where the lifeguard on duty called up animal rescue vehicle to come collect and dispose of it.  Beach trash collected near the water's edge added for visual impact.  This is what is allowed to accumulate near the water's edge by the City of Santa Monica because the City does not assign anyone to inspect the sand for beach trash and dead wildlife on either a daily or regular basis.

Below: I had not seen the "orange" colored packaging before on this discarded pack of PALL MALL® cigarettes.

The City of Santa Monica continues to ignore the daily accumulation of #beachtrash near the water's edge that continues to represent a significant public health and safety risk.  It is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.  The City is obligated to clean up the #beachtrash as part of its Operating Agreement with the State of California, but neither the City nor the State is apparently concerned that this is not being done on either a daily or regular basis.

Respectfully submitted,

William Maguire,
Santa Monica business owner

(All photos by & Copyright William Maguire 2017.)

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