BROCKLEE — Local police have stepped up their efforts to prevent looting on the streets of Brocklee. Thanks to additional patrols and zero-tolerance enforcement, the Brocklee Police Department has issued over 30 looting citations in the past two weeks. Fines for looting range from a minimum of $150 all the way up to $1,500, based on an individual’s past record and the severity of the offense.
This development follows the implementation of Brocklee’s new “superecycling” program, known for its slogan “Think green. Think BIG.” The city signed an exclusive contract with BIG following the dissolution of Brocklee’s former waste-management partner, Wastes of the West. Part of the new contract involved the passage of several city ordinances, including the so-called “Clean & Safe” ordinance being used in the looting crackdown.
Brocklee has always been on the cutting edge of environmentally-friendly planning and programs. The city has reached a new contract agreement with waste management conglomerate “BIG” following their acquisition of the now defunct “Wastes of the West.”
“I’m very pleased with the arrangement,” the Mayor said Tuesday. “I know there was a lot of frustration with the limited recycling programs offered by Wastes of the West. With BIG we have the opportunity not only to catch up with the times, we can be seen as a model for cities of the future. That’s what Superecycling is all about.”
Superecycling involves elements of regular trash pickup, recycling, upcycling, composting, and charitable donations of used goods. BIG has chosen Brocklee businessman Mark Zeiger (and his agency, iSoar Advertising) as its Brocklee Public Relations representative. The following is Zeiger’s simple graphic explaining superecycling, and an open letter to the people of Brocklee.
This Hall of Fame repost is the only onion-style post on fantasticdrivel. After this post, I decided to limit fantasticdrivel to completely real facts, often used to support completely ridiculous conclusions. “Signs of Corruption,” however, remains one of my favorite pieces of drivel to ever disgrace the blogosphere.
Just to be clear: Mark Zeiger is not a real person. I made him up—and I am rather proud of the name. The name Mark means “warlike” and Zeiger is a German surname meaning “signmaker.”
Furthermore, I believe the new garage sale signs are completely legitimate. They are still being used in 2014, and they look very nice. So, thank you to whoever made that happen. And yes, those spraypaint signs were saved and reused year after year for quite a while. Without them, there would not have been any inspiration for this post. So thank you to whoever made that happen, too.
OK, enough preramble. On to the drivel. Enjoy.
originally posted june 4, 2010
Zeiger: “I didn’t sign off on this.”
signs of corruption
no-bid contracts raise eyebrows, ire
An area man is demanding answers from local government following recent allegations of no-bid deals.
Mark Zeiger is a committed family man, a devoted community member, and—until recently—the custodian of the annual neighborhood garage sale signage.