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Bellevue City Council addressing runaway shopping carts

Abandoned shopping carts pile up in a Bellevue neighborhood - Courtesy City of Bellevue
Abandoned shopping carts pile up in a Bellevue neighborhood
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Retailers who refuse to retrieve abandoned shopping carts could be fined under a proposal now before the Bellevue City Council.

Under the proposal, businesses that do not pick up the carts within a specified period would be penalized.

The council is expected to vote on a final proposal July 6.

The problem of abandoned shopping carts is a neighborhood livability issue that disproportionately affects neighborhoods targeted for improvement, according to the city.

Carts are known to pile up most in the Crossroads neighborhood.

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