Submitted by Supervisor First District, Roger Gitlin – January 29, 2019
This morning, 15 Del Norte County jail inmates and eight Del Norte County probationers removed tons of long-standing accumulated trash from a County-owned parcel next to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Crescent City. Take a Bite out of Blight founder Del Norte County District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin coordinated the multi-Agency effort for this morning’s successful effort which removed approximately 2.5 tons of blankets, shopping carts, food wrappers, mattresses and other accumulated debris. This was the 45th Take a Bite out of Blight effort since 2013. The first effort was on this very site when volunteers conducted a successful cleanup. Sadly this pristine area has been re-assaulted and besmirched over the last five years. Sheriff Erik Apperson praised today’s effort and promised more clean-ups on government property by inmate worker crews.