PHILA.GOV. Philadelphia? UGLYDELPHIA!!!! America's #6 Dirtiest City (2012)


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Powerpoint on America's #6 Dirtiest City (2012) by TRAVEL+LEISURE. One of three perpetually top Dirty cities in Northeast USA (NYC, Baltimore the two others).
First presented in 2010.

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    Philadelphia now #2 DIRTIEST CITY, #3rd RUDEST in AMERICA: Travel+ Leisure, June 2011.
    Fourth Time appearance on its top Dirty and/or Unattractiveness List. (Thanks to Katrina Brown Hunt for allowing the sharing this copyrighted information!)
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    Report Corbett’s, Nutter’s, Ramsey’s and former Governor’s Rendell’s
    illegal, pro-environmental crimes against state ACTS, US Federal Codes, to the FBI and EPA.
    Contact PA Gov. Tom Corbett’s_office/465341
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    Ask them why their thuggish, environmental terroristic behaviors should not be prosecuted and serve severe jail time, for THEM to STILL ALLOW ILLEGAL Violations, of Federal and State laws and EPA mandates, cleanups and anti-pollution efforts the 49 other American states and cities must abide by.
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PHILA.GOV. Philadelphia? UGLYDELPHIA!!!! America's #6 Dirtiest City (2012)

  1. 1. City of Philadelphia? Heck NO!!...Its...Its.....UGLYDELPHIA!!!!!! Northeast America’s UGLY Trash/Litter City Steve Spacek “The American State Litter Scorecard” Special Thanks To: 2004 New Jersey Litter Survey PA Litter Studies: Waterman Environmental Associates Institute for Applied Research Tri Line Associates Elise Miller-Hooks Public Performance, Measurement and Reporting Conferences Association of Government Accountants Pew Charitable Trusts ALL PICTURES (EVIDENCE) TAKEN WITHIN PHILADELPHIA COUNTY/ CITY, PENNSYLVANIA Copyright 2010 Steve Spacek—Not For Commercial Use—This Presentation IS Public Record
  2. 2. Consequences: “Uglydelphia” Litter * Litter/Debris-caused motor vehicle accidents—KILLS over 35 Philadelphia-Pennsylvania residents each year. * Breeds harmful diseases, rodents, insects—by far, THE MOST littered/dumped-on city-county in Pennsylvania * 2007, 2008, 2009: Travel/Leisure rated Uglydelphia Most “UNATTRACTIVE” major America city; Hurts economic development and tourism. Discourages corporate job relocations *Paper shreds, cigarette filters, cans, bottles—most prominent litter *Vast majority of deliberate litterers are persons under age 30. Males under 30 driving pickups— most witnessed litterers. 21 percent local litter is snack “party” litter from male “party gangs” *Heavy litter along urban streets, vacant lots, unmaintained private-public properties--low income areas west, south, north of downtown ***Local Police NOT enforcing Act 47, PA Consolidated Statutes and local anti-litter laws, nor ticketing violators—VIOLATORS ARE NOT PUNISHED! ****Connection: Littering and Local Police/Elected Officials CORRUPTION— Littering/dumping are not considered reportable property crimes by UGLYDELPHIA PD, yet littering/dumping ARE INDEED state crimes and their reporting IS mandated to be accomplished under laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  3. 3. What else contributes to “Uglydelphia” Litter? *Visitors from New Jersey, New York: Largest out-of-town sources for human-dumped litter/ trash found on UGLYDELPHIA streets/sidewalks/parks/public and private properties. *NO REAL transparent performance measurements of city litter removal efforts— UGLYDELPHIA (and many Northeast U.S. cities) lack adequate oversight/accountability efforts already in effect or mandated by law for most competing, populated urban locales in Western, Southern, Midwestern states. *Departments of and City Committees on Streets and Services; Public Property and Public Works; Environment; Public Health and Humans Services; Inspector General; Board of Ethics--lag in or indifferent to effective response times and governance. Longtime, backwards culture of inaction/corruption by tax paid UGLYDELPHIA public officials not found/already eliminated at most other modern American cities. *NO county-citywide Pennsylvania CleanWays organization; NO county/city Litter Brigade; NO effective urban recycling program. *Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, other installed anti-littering signs few in number across highly concentrated litter locations inside UGLYDELPHIA County/City. *Pennsylvania Drivers License holders scored VERY poorly (“Bottom Five” for all surveyed 50 states) on basic knowledge of road (including motorist anti-litter) laws on 2009, 2010 GMAC Insurance National Driver Test (NJ, NY drivers scored lowest).
  4. 4. Uglydelphia Solutions? Take Action NOW!!! Write! Email! telephone call! these listed below-- Demand litter/debris removal RIGHT NOW!!!! (Talking Points—see next slide; Most Littered City areas on next other slide) Mayor Michael Nutter (215) 686-7508; 686-2178; 686-2762 (Has no direct “contact us” icon nor email address unlike most major U.S. City Mayors). Contact District City Council Members (listed by priority): City Council President and Dist. 2 Anna Verna (215) 686-3412, (215) 686-3413 City Council Dist. 1 Frank DiCicco (215) 686-3458, (215) 686-3459 City Council Dist. 4 Curtis Jones Jr. (215) 686-3416, (215) 686-3417 City Council Dist. 5 Darrell Clarke (215) 686-3442, (215) 686-3443 City Council Dist. 9 Marian Tasco (215) 686-3454, (215) 686-3455 City Council Dist. 8 Donna Miller (215) 686-3424, (215) 686-3425 City Council Dist. 3 Jannie Blackwell (215) 686-3418, (215) 686-3419 Committee on Streets and Services: Maria Sanchez (215) 686-3448, (215) 686-3449 Bill Green (215) 686-3420, (215) 686-3421 William Greenlee (215) 686-3446, (215) 686-3447 Committee on Public Property and Public Works: James Kenney (215) 686-3450, (215) 686-3451 Joan Krajewski (215) 686-3444, (215) 686-3445 Committee on Environment: Blondell Reynolds-Brown (215) 686-3438, (215) 686-3439 Jack Kelly (215) 686-3450, (215) 686-3451 Office of the Inspector General: Amy Kurland (215) 686-1770 City Board of Ethics: Michael Cooke (215) 686-9450 Submit a Litter/Dumping Tip/Report Police Misconduct-Corruption County Sheriff John Green: (215) 686-3530 Penndot (PA state numbered roadways inside city/county): CALL: 1-800-FIX-ROAD State Elected Officials: Commonwealth Governor Rendell: (717) 787-2500
  5. 5. TALKING POINTS: What to say to UGLYDELPHIA/PA officials *Act 47—PA Consolidated anti-litter Statutes are still in effect and MUST be enforced inside Uglydelphia. *City needs stronger litter/dumping removal performance measures, to compete with other cities *City Public Health Department talks about lessening local air pollution, yet nothing is done about ground/litter pollution, which is killing more locals than the city/county air pollution deaths *Establish protocols for alerting public housing mangers to dumpster use by nearby private residences *311 call center—needs to process and pursue all littering complaints *Issue citations to property owners and landlords *Start Police Crackdown on young gang littering across “Uglydelphia” *Way too many city departments are doing nothing about littering/dumping—this needs to end, permanently. UGLYDELPHIA deemed “unattractive” by most Americans and job-creating corporations. *More tarps on contractor trucks *Need waste receptacles on city sidewalks with high pedestrian usage *A tax-paid official’s work is always “public record” and is always subject to state and federal scrutiny and oversight. STOP DEADLY, BACKWARDS, 3rd World Littering in UGLYDELPHIA NOW!!!!!! Top Responsible Officials Allowing Illegal Littering/Dumping (Below, left to right): Nutter, DiCicco, Verna, Ramsey.
  6. 6. A National Consultant’s Analysis: Top Five UGLYDELPHIA City Council Districts with Worst Horrific Public Reported Litter/Dumping #1-Dist 2. Verna #2 Dist. 1 DiCicco #3 Dist. 4 Jones #4Dist . 5 Clarke #5 Dist 9 Tasco Copyright 2009, Steve Spacek—This Is Public Record—Not for Commercial Use
  7. 7. A National Consultant’s Analysis: Top Five UGLYDELPHIA City Council Districts with Worst Horrific Public Reported Litter/Dumping #1-Dist 2. Verna #2 Dist. 1 DiCicco #3 Dist. 4 Jones #4Dist . 5 Clarke #5 Dist 9 Tasco Copyright 2009, Steve Spacek—This Is Public Record—Not for Commercial Use
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