Hoping to attack weeds that have taken hold in sidewalks, curbs, and gutters through Crescent City, Roger Gitlin has formed a volunteer group, Pride in Community (PIC), which will begin work at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1.
Gitlin, who represents District 1 on the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors, noted that the city is facing tough financial times because of the closure of motels and short-term vacation rentals due to COVID-19 restrictions. Because such transient lodging could only be rented to essential workers, the city lost valuable revenue from transient occupancy tax.
Although motels and vacation rentals have been allowed to reopen, Gitlin said there is a lot of work to be done to improve the condition of city-controlled sidewalks and curbs.
Volunteers with weed whackers are asked to show up at the Battery Point Lighthouse parking lot at 10 a.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 7, which is in advance of the Sea Cruise Car Show (Oct. 9-11).
The volunteers will work only on city-controlled sidewalks and curbs. Private property owners are still responsible for maintaining their personal property.
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