Occasionally, we hear about downtown’s current state of appearance and elevated rate of homeless inhabitants.
How do our elected officials feel about Augusta’s appearance? Are they proud of the city’s current status?
Rather than frivolous spending on projects such as excessive lighting on Riverwatch, could we better use taxpayer money to bring Augusta back to its once beautiful state? How is it that we have allowed public parks and places of history to become dilapidated?
A wonderful example is Springfield Village Park – once elegant and filled with contemporary sculptures adorned by flowing fountains. Now the fountains are dried up and filled with garbage. The sculptures are now covered with trash.
It’s quite a shame the local government has allowed areas of influence to become run-down. Historical buildings are being boarded up and are an eyesore to the community.
Where is the pride and awe-inspiring beauty that we once called Augusta? Rather than filling our streets and parks with trash, let’s fill them with culture for future generations to come.
My challenge to local officials is to bring back Augusta to where it once was. Quit spending money on unnecessary projects. Bring back the parks, museums and learning centers. Invest taxpayer dollars on projects for future generations.
Let’s bring back economic growth to Augusta.