In August of 2008, Councilman Smith introduced Council Motion 08-2070, a motion to address the issue of abandoned shopping carts in the community. A pilot program was carried out and the City Council decided create a shopping cart ordinance. You can find the full history of this motion at:

http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=08-2070

Currently, the City is awaiting the final ordinance language that is going through the City Planning Commission.

In the mean time, you can report shopping carts to 1 (800) 252-4613.