Originally created 07/10/01

They fixed it



A dangerous situation on the 800 block of Broad Street was remedied by the city quickly last Tuesday after a photo ran in this space documenting the embarrassment.

The window of an abandoned building was quickly boarded up by the city and shards of broken glass on the sidewalk were nowhere to be found that afternoon.

The building is scheduled for demolition as part of the long-awaited Augusta Common project. While Augusta waits for the bidding process to occur, the city ought to post posters and drawings in the windows of the soon-to-be-razed buildings, so that visitors and residents see that city pride is alive and well in Augusta.

Perhaps the Augusta Tomorrow group, which has been instrumental in conceiving the park-plaza project, should take the lead. There's no time like the present for impressing visitors. Later this week some 500 people will arrive for a convention of the Assembly of Pentecostal Believers at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. When they stroll along Broad Street, what will these good people come away with?

Posters are an effective way of letting them know that progress is just around the corner. They cost so little, but they can do so much.