Letter to the Editor: Ashamed
BY Sue Hayes, Tulsa
Sunday, August 05, 2012
8/05/12 at 3:14 AM
I am a native Tulsan of 62 years. Growing up here, Tulsa was known as a most beautiful city. I am deeply ashamed of the looks of our city now. I travel around city streets watching people throw trash out their car windows. They drop it on the ground at the bus stop although there is a trash bag hanging there.
Where did the "don't litter, you may pay a fine" signs go? When was it made legal to allow people to park their cars at their front doors in the yard? Is it for a quick escape or do they not care what their yard looks like?
It is illegal to park on the grass if my memory serves me. Why aren't the laws enforced when it comes to code violations?
What about letting your home deteriorate to the point not even you want to live in it anymore. How many adults are allowed to live in one house in a single-family home. Last time I checked a family is husband, wife, kids and maybe your parents. How about six adult males with eight cars?
How about conducting a car mechanics business on your residential neighborhood driveway? Why not mention these code violations on TV? How about a campaign to clean up our city? How about car inspections again and enforcing the law regarding illegal mufflers and windshields too dark to see into the car?
My home is paid for after 30 years and I am ashamed of my neighborhood. What a crying shame.
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