Q It has been suggested that the county consider paying citizens on a per bag basis to pick up litter on the public right-of-ways. While there are obvious oversight questions and concerns, it would combat litter, create litter awareness and reward those who combat roadside litter. Would such a program be legal?

A The Board of Supervisors has the authority to establish a litter program whereby the county will pay individuals for their service of picking up litter along county roads, if they deem it necessary to maintain and promote the cleanliness of county roads. The method of payment and qualification for payment is factual determinations to be made by the board in developing the program. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to White, May 8, 2015)