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Gavin to City: Just Kidding About Those Fines

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"Let's just put it this way: There hasn't been an outpouring of enthusiasm for $1,000 fines" — and with these inspiring words from the mayor's spokesman, Gavin backpedaled yesterday on the city's plans to fine people up to $1,000 for not sorting their recyclables. Instead, they'll be capping the fines at $100, though penalties will only be "levied in the most egregious cases." The sorting will be enforced through spot checking, which is apparently already ongoing. [SF Gate]