Don't clean just for guests

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It’s that time of year when the city of Augusta cleans up our streets, medians and other public spaces to make them attractive for our Masters Tournament visitors. Unfortunately, our city leaders don’t have the same regard for our year-round residents.

By the middle of May, our public areas will be knee-deep in weeds and strewn with debris, which the city will clean up partially in early summer. That same neglect cycle will repeat throughout the year until it’s time again to impress our Masters visitors!

Don’t our residents deserve as much respect from our city leaders as our visitors get?

Gerald Woods

Augusta

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TParty
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TParty 03/25/12 - 10:12 pm
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To do so would require

To do so would require volunteering and or paying for it with public funds, and for the general public to take better care of our city.

allhans
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allhans 03/25/12 - 10:17 pm
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Every resident should do his

Every resident should do his part in keeping the streets clean. When you go out in the morning pick up the litter that might be by the kerb.
We can't expect someone else to do all the work..it is our responsibility also.

faithson
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faithson 03/26/12 - 05:33 pm
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it's called a 'work

it's called a 'work program'... if last but not least, those who are not working can do the 'grunt' work needed to keep our city gardens kept up. Gerald is correct, I remember well central Ave and henry street when I first came to augusta 35 years ago, it truly was amazing. The city took care of maintenance in those days...

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