So, what’s next for the abandoned shopping carts?
The Daily Republic recently added to Fairfield City’s Council’s viewpoint that there needs to be a solution. The November meetings proposed some examples of revisiting this trendy hot issue, which morphed into weird by name-calling those taking the carts as perpetrators or criminal. If that was to get the Fairfield police chief’s attention, it failed, since chasing after shopping carts would not be listed as a priority.
How can anyone be emotionally remote to the recent sightings of Santa-lady (sans white beard, sleigh and reindeer, pushing a package-laden shopping cart), and her response to those passing by with her greetings: “Merry Christmas!” Who plans a road trip with a shopping cart? That would be a bumpy ride.
The Fairfield City Council meetings caricatured the saga of recovering carts by separating themselves from the very serious issues of the needy who use these carts because of limited or no mobility alternatives. Then what?
Peace on Earth. Good will to all!
Frances Von Koenig