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Oakland, Calif., Officials Ramp Up Efforts to Cleanup Waste in San Francisco Bay

The city wants to spend approximately $2.3 million over two years to hire crews and equipment to clean up illegal dumping hot spots.

Last month, regulators in Oakland, Calif., threatened to levy fines if the city doesn’t do something about the amount of trash entering the San Francisco Bay and the city’s storm drains by July 1.

Now, City Council members held a meeting on Monday to discuss the budget for the cleanup of the bay. According to Council Member Rebecca Kaplan, the city wants to spend approximately $2.3 million over two years to hire crews and equipment to clean up illegal dumping hot spots.

KGO-TV has more information:

Oakland City officials are now revving up efforts to clean-up all the trash that ends up in the San Francisco Bay.

Oakland is facing a deadline to comply with clean-up efforts or face hefty penalties.

On Monday, city council members met to discuss the clean-up during a budget meeting.

Experts say there is no denying that Oakland has a trash problem that has been steadily getting worse.

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