Letter: Can't maintain it; don't plant it
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I am responding to the recent letters that have been written about the lack of upkeep of local streets. I agree with them.
The first one I read was specifically about Padden Parkway to the east. It was ironic that within a week or so of that letter, someone chopped down the shrubbery.
They couldn't even cut it straight, and furthermore, they didn't pick up the debris afterward. It still isn't finished. Trimming down 162nd Avenue to the south would also be an improvement.
Padden Parkway was initially landscaped by a contractor, but now there is no one to keep it up. What a shame, that we can find money to spend on the initial project when they could have just planted ivy. It grows rampant in our area. It stays green, little maintenance and it has low fire danger.
Why can't the city or county use more offenders to work off fines to help beautify the city? As for the medians on Padden it would have been cost effective to just install concrete. Padden Parkway is a major thoroughfare. Let's fix it.
If governments can't maintain an area, then don't incorporate it.