Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mayor Responds to Photos

I agree that these pictures aren't pretty and they are things none of us want to see or have occur. I know we do a pretty good job of cleaning up (even if we should not have to). I frequently walk downtown but admit I am probably there most often after the clean up occurs. I did live downtown for 6 months but I do think things have gotten harsher. I will discuss your proposals with the Chief, City Manager and Councilors. I am pleased by the LCC building proposal and other downtown investments that appear to be finally moving forward. I will tell you that our library had an enormous increase in usage this summer despite the challenges you point to and the staff have continued to try to impact the undesirable behavior as well through working with LTD.