By Donna Westfall – July 4, 2017 –
The broken down RV with garbage strewn around has been an eyesore for months. Nestled between the Thai House Restaurant and the Safeway shopping center, nothing seemed to work trying to get rid of it. Then, the Daily Town Hall Meeting crew discussed a new strategy. Here’s the story from Bob Berkowitz:
“It all started with a discussion at this mornings daily town hall meeting (July 3rd). Somebody said that our 4th of July visitors should not have to look at this mess. Around the table it went. Well why doesn’t the property owner clean it up? How about the city. Why won’t they do something? Ok it’s July 3rd, crunch time. Someone suggested that the ‘Take a Bite Out of Blight’ crew should do something, but the group said that there was no time to get it organized.
Ok, something has to be done and done now. As it happened three of us said we would do it. Supervisor Gitlin, Bonnie Brown and I said we’ll do it. So right now I am tired as can be, but it’s done. By the way, we got one other volunteer, Alvin who happened along on his bike and asked if he could help. Does a zebra have stripes? Of course you can help.
The reason that we bagged up the garbage instead of hauling it away is because we did not want to be accused of stealing.
There’s an old saying that ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease.’ Well because you did the screaming, long enough, loud enough and often enough; together we moved mountains and got that old broken down RV moved to the Crescent City impound lot.
The owner of the lot says he will remove the bags of garbage out of there as soon as possible. A great big ‘thank you’ goes out to all of you facebookers and to Chief Minsal for facilitating removing this trashy RV.”