Dateline: Saturday morning, February 25, 2017, I walked along the shoreline from Bay St. to the Santa Monica Pier to see whether or not the City of Santa Monica had cleaned up the #beachtrash along the water's edge. Answer: No! In fact, I stumbled across two very sharp and jagged broken pieces of glass just south of the Santa Monica Pier (see two photos above).
The beach was otherwise fairly clean and yet it was obvious to the naked eye that NO ONE from the City had bothered to walk along the shoreline and pick up #beachtrash along the water's edge today.
This continues to be "the problem" that the City won't address, e.g., NO ONE from the City is actually walking along the water's edge and picking up #beachtrash on either a daily or regular basis.
Here are the photos, plus a video, that I shot this morning around 9 a.m.
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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain: The Video
Above, a piece of #beachtrash uncollected by the City of Santa Monica. Why? Because they do not walk the beach and pick it up either daily or regularly. Below, a shot of this stunning beach looking toward the Pier...
Below, a very small bird hops along the wet sand... Can you see it?
Below, #beachtrash right out in the open!... Uncollected by the City of Santa Monica. Why?!... Because the City does not care enough to have its staff walk the water's edge on either a daily or regular basis to pick it up.
Below, sharp jagged broken glass in the wet sand along the water's edge. Right out in the open where someone could step on it. Not picked up and/or disposed of by the City of Santa Monica. Why?!... Because the City does not have its staff walk the beach along the water's edge on a daily or regular basis to pick up #beachtrash, including very dangerous sharp jagged broken glass that threatens the public health and safety.
I disposed of it so no one would get hurt by it. Too bad the City doesn't care enough to take care of this.
The two photos immediately below highlight that this beach is absolutely gorgeous and stunning! In the long view it is especially so. Up close as you walk along the water's edge, however, is where you will notice that there is an accumulation of #beachtrash that the City of Santa Monica does not collect and/or dispose of on either a daily or regular basis, unfortunately.
Above and below, a crushed aluminum can of MODELO® beer uncollected and/or disposed of by the City of Santa Monica...
Below, more broken glass along the water's edge uncollected and unseen by the City of Santa Monica because.... the City does not have staff that walk the water's edge either daily or regularly to pick up dangerous broken glass that threatens the health and safety of the general public... the same general public that pays the City its exorbitant parking fees.
All in all, I've seen it A LOT WORSE than it is today in terms of the accumulation of #beachtrash. Nevertheless, today is yet another example of ANOTHER DAY where the City of Santa Monica does not devote the resources that it has to walking the water's edge and collecting #beachtrash.
Below, since the City did not pick this dangerous broken glass and dispose of it, I did so.
Last but not least, from the deck of the Santa Monica Pier we can look back and view this beautiful natural resource that is our coastline. Too bad the City of Santa Monica simply does not care enough to devote the resources that it, in fact, has to walk the water's edge on a regular basis to collect and dispose of the #beachtrash that accumulates.
Santa Monica business owner
(All photos and video by & Copyright William Maguire 2017.)
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