Cameras proposed to catch Jacksonville litterbugs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Committee on Neighborhood Blight says they're moving closer to putting cameras up in Jacksonville's 20 most popular spots for illegal dumping.

Betty Jones lives near one of those spots. She says everything from garbage to old chairs are dumped, and it's seriously hurting the community.

"Really and truly, it needs to be gone," she said.

Councilwoman Denise Lee heads the blight committee. Though she says cameras wouldn't end the illegal dumping, it would help reduce it. Several different types of cameras are being considered.

There's no final word on when they'll go up or how much it'll cost.

Lee says there are still several meetings before anything can happen.

Neighbors like Jones says a move needs to be made sooner rather than later.

"Who wants to drive by and look at all that trash and garbage," she said.


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