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Voice: Don't be lazy, have pride, clean your messes at Buckling Park

June 04, 2002

I went for a run early this Monday morning in Bucklin Park and observed the phenomenal amount of trash left on the ground the previous day by some of our less-considerate residents. Apparently, some people think they are free to simply dump their excess food garbage on the ground after stuffing their already corpulent bodies at our city park.

Or maybe they think the hard-working employees of the city of El Centro are there to pick up after them. Or maybe they think if a trash bin is full they are free to simply drop the trash on the ground next to it. After all, this avoids having to find a trash bin which isn't full — an extremely demanding task to be sure and one likely to result in exercise.

The good news is that I observed two stray dogs feeding voraciously on the scraps left by the inconsiderate, so at least the extra food didn't go to waste by being put back in the refrigerator for someone to eat later. No need for the dogs to forage in the garbage cans! Our fellow citizens had simply left the garbage on the ground for the dogs to enjoy. Now we can have more stray dogs for the city of El Centro to pursue, as well as scattered filth all over Bucklin Park for our city employees to pick up when they could be doing other things.

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What a shame a nice facility like Bucklin Park is despoiled by our less-considerate residents. I've noticed that other nearby Southern California cities don't seem to have this problem — their residents take more pride in their communities.

GAVIN WRIGHT

El Centro

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