FOX 35: Cocoa Beach Commissioner Proposes Stiffer Fines For Littering After Messy Weekend

By  //  July 7, 2016

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Wants To Triple Fine From $100 to $300

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Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, cleanup crews with Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) say they removed three tons of trash from off of Cocoa Beach, most of it related to fireworks.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA ( FOX 35) – Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, cleanup crews with Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) say they removed three tons of trash from off of Cocoa Beach, most of it related to fireworks.

The trash was so bad, Cocoa Beach Commissioner Ben Malik proposed tripling the littering fine in Cocoa Beach from $100 to $300.

In his explanation for putting it up for discussion at the city’s meeting on Thursday night, he explained he would, “like the penalty to be more punitive than it is currently… to encourage more compliance.”

A larger fee, in his opinion, will lessen the amount of litter the city has to clean up.

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