Colorado Editorials

The Pueblo Chieftain: Trail discussion shouldn’t be bagged

Author: The Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Board - February 13, 2018 - Updated: February 13, 2018

Just call Pueblo City Manager Sam Azad “Dr. No.”

At a work session last week, Councilman Ray Aguilera offered a creative suggestion for how the city could attack the problem of trashy alleys. Aguilera pitched the idea of picking two or three alleys each week, more or less at random, then having code enforcement workers and people sentenced to community service go out and tidy them up.

Azad’s response was to dismiss the idea out of hand. “The current ordinance puts the burden of cleaning alleys to the property owners, not all of the taxpayers of this community,” he said.

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