The Dirty Streets of San Francisco.
The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, wants to deputize 400+ city workers. They would then have the authority to issue citations to litterbugs.
This is an idea that might look like it would fly on paper, or in the mind of a Mayor, but in reality could get sticky.
Can’t you just see an alleged litterbug being told, “Hey there, I’m a city worker and that will be 80 bucks for that gum wrapper.” It’s likely the ticket, and/or city worker, could end up wadded up in the gutter.