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A New Year, so clean the neighborhood

By From page A11 | January 16, 2014

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!

Pat Okerson


Letter to the Editor


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  • edJanuary 16, 2014 - 9:25 am

    I completely agree! My neighborhood now has at least 8 cars per house in one section, boats parked in the front yard, motorhomes blocking driveways, etc. Not to mention the neighbors who don't adhere to the limit of 2 garage sales per year. It boils down to respecting your own property and the property of others.

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  • patrickJanuary 16, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    same problem in my neighbor hood. how many people can live in a three bedroom house. is there any housing code concerning this

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 16, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    I believe limits on occupancy are codified by Federal and State laws.

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