A big problem came up in the block association which my hospital belongs to. City authorities want to set up an off-site betting office for bicycle races in the block. The block that my hospital is located in is convenient for access, near the central station.
However, this block is surrounded by several one-way streets. If such a pari-muteul ticket booth was established, heavy traffic jams would occur. Besides, most people who enjoy bicycle races are unemployed and unwelcome guests to the block. Those people would be injurious to public morals. They will litter with tobacco and garbage. This block can't be kept clean.
Nevertheless, City Hall wants to install the ticket booth to earn money. My boss is attending the block meeting now. He is going to run a campaign against the betting ticket booth. I've no idea what's going to happen.
off-site betting office 場外馬券売り場
litter [他] 〈公共の場所〉 にごみを散らかす［捨てる］ [自] ごみを散らかす［捨てる］
[!] 「ごみをポイ捨てする」の意味でlitter trashは不可．drop litterを用いる
People should be fined for dropping litter (×littering trash).