OK, we need rain, no doubt about it. However, take a stroll in this wonderful weather in Solano County is experiencing.
I am on a walking regimen with my two dogs every day through the older part of Fairfield between West Texas Street and Travis Boulevard. I am so amazed at what the neighborhood has become: A garbage dump. Plastic bottles, fast-food containers, paper, chargers for phones, beer bottles and total weed accumulation along the curbs. People who have yards with no garbage in them do not trim foliage that is protruding onto the sidewalks, making the stroller walk out in the street.
I try to have a nice, relaxing stroll, but the Zen is just not happening. The street sweepers are unable to sweep up the accumulation of leaves and garbage because there are so many cars lined up at the curbs, including at the handicapped ramps at the corners. I know, I know, “get a life,” but really, if you were a person interested in renting or buying a home in this neighborhood after seeing the chaos, would you?
Let’s get off our rears, neighbors, and clean our yards of waste and debris. If you do not have room in your driveway for operable vehicles, why? We are doing our part for 2014!