CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several Chicago aldermen want to crack down on the amount of dog poop on lawns across the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a new Chicago ordinance that calls on property owners to clean up their property daily to keep them free of dog poop and other animal waste, or face a fine of up to $500.
A line from the proposed ordinance reads:
“Animal waste deposited upon any private property must be collected and removed daily by the property’s owner or agent.”
It also states that the property owner is to properly bag the dog waste and place it in “a city-issued or other rodent-resistant lidded waste container.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes this will help reduce the amount of animal waste, and reduce the number of rats that feed on it.
Orkin ranked Chicago as the ‘rattiest’ city in 2013 and 2014.