I am sick and tired of seeing my neighborhood desecrated by abandoned shopping carts! I was walking my dog just yesterday and came across not one but five carts left within a one-block area! I think the grocery stores — Vons and Ralphs — are in serious need of implementing a system with either an alarm that goes off when a cart is stolen or in which one must deposit money in order to use the cart that will be returned to them upon return of the cart.
Sadly, there are people in our fair city who apparently feel entitled to take these carts home and then let other more responsible individuals shoulder the burden and the cost of picking them up and returning them to the grocery stores. If we all start writing letters and getting our council people involved, perhaps we can effect some positive change regarding this very tiresome issue. Let’s keep this conversation going!