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What is your top environmental concern and how would you address it?

60% of our waterways are found to be contaminated with fecal matter and deemed unsafe to swim.  This disturbing fact is caused largely by the influx of dog owners who let their pets dump near our lakes, creeks, and other bodies of water without bothering to clean up after them.  When I get elected I plan on increasing police presence near our bodies of water in order to enforce the $500 fine in place for owners who refuse to clean up after their pets. A portion from these fines will go towards helping our homeless find transitional housing.