Corsicana — Seriously?
Not to be a party pooper (no pun intended) but if we are going to allow businesses to use portable toilets in our downtown - or anywhere in town - we are waisting our time and money pursuing a beautification program.
And, with Seventh Avenue as our "main drag" through town (leaving the construction completely out of the discussion here) we've got a lot of work to do there as well - with the equivalent of a "junkyard" (as far as appearances go) operating in full view of one of the treasures of our town that draws visitors like flies to honey. And, we've got another of those "junkyard" examples serving to greet all who enter our town from the north as well.
I don't profess to have all the answers, but I do know that what we've tried in the past either has not worked or has not lasted.
What I see as the best bet for any group's efforts to succeed is consistent, across the board support from the entity or entities that have some "teeth" to enforce rules that will improve our appearance, and keep it that way.
And, if the problem is the "rules" or the lack of them - make fixing that obstacle the first "baby step" of this new effort.
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Bob Belcher is Managing Editor of the Daily Sun. His column appears on Saturdays. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to "Soundoff" on this column? Email: email@example.com