There will be a Litter Abatement Workshop in Alice on Tuesday at Christus Spohn Hospital, 3rd floor Conference Room.

Sponsor the event is the Coastal Bend Council of Governments.

John Ockels, director of Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center, is the guest speaker.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for senior elected officials and professional staff to come together with an expert facilitator from TIDRC to focus on local anti-dumping and anti-burning programs.

The object is to learn about enforcement options, ask questions, and generally work through the policy issues involved in establishing or growing an effective local enforcement program.

Participants commonly include county judges, commissioners, sheriffs, county and district attorneys, misdemeanor and felony judges, police chiefs, county planners, city managers and enforcement officer management.

Topics and issues generally touch on program funding options, public education, internal reporting structure for enforcement officers, and facilitating local prosecutors in working these crimes against property and health into their normal processes.

All of these workshops are free to participants, but require prior R.S.V.P. to help assure appropriate accommodations.

Also on Wednesday, an eight-hour TCLEOSE and code enforcement training class for illegal duming enforcements will be held in Corpus Christi at Del Mar West Campus.

For information or to register for the Tuesday workshop, contact the City of Alice Inspection Department at 668-7276.