Portland Wants Neighbors to Rat Out Composting Scofflaws
Eat your heart out Bloomberg!
5:38 PM, Jun 4, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Earlier this year, I wrote a detailed chronicle of Portland, Oregon's quest to make San Francisco look like a relative bastion of political sanity. Well, the hits keep on coming. The city is now proposing to protect the identities of citizens who rat out neighbors who fail to compost properly:
The Oregonian goes on to note that the city hasn't spelled out any punishments or fines yet, but "property owners [will be] subject to enforcement." For years, it's been something of a joke to call the denizens of ultra-liberal enclaves the "compost or die" crowd. But now Portlanders can look down their nose at the pikers on the Berkeley city council and boast that on they're (finally!) on the way to realizing the dream of a sanitation Stasi to monitor your waste disposal habits. Seriously, the city council of Portland should just go ahead and invest in the surveilance drones already. You know they want to.