Springtime is upon us once again, Mr. Editor, and I am anticipating another of your semi-annual editorial tongue-lashings about the need for a new all-out cleanup effort by the citizens of El Centro.
Not only approaches into town, commercial and public areas, but my pet peeve, the residential areas.
It is sad to drive a reasonably well-kept street and then find the one residence that looks like a hobo jungle: hip-high Bermuda grass; weeds, trash, yard mowed only seven (7!) times in years; sidewalk and walkways never been edged; so much trash and junk concealed by the tall grass that the only safe way to mow it would be with a weed-eater or a flame thrower (now there’s an idea).
And this particular site is owner-occupied!
I suggest that you start calling out the really ugly residential sites by their street addresses. There are many and I can furnish a list. Failing in that, you could get really personal and start naming names. Well, guess what: I have a candidate street for you to consider; the 1600 block of Aurora Drive. The nominee site provides a stark contract against the two well-maintained homesites adjacent (plus the balance of the block) and underscores the old adage that “every street has a problem property, if not every block.”