Editorial: Tulsa beautification program lets citizens get involved
BY World's Editorials Writers
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11/14/12 at 2:48 AM
Sometimes it seems that most people just want to complain about government. But there probably are plenty of people who'd like to help government out with the monumental tasks it faces.
Now, they have the chance to help out. City Councilor Karen Gilbert is spearheading the creation of the city's new Adopt-a-Spot program, which will provide the avenue for residents to spruce up parts of town near and dear to them.
"People are always asking, 'How can I get involved in something? How can I help my city?' Well, here you go," Gilbert said. "We (the city) can't do it all, so this is just that way of getting help."
Individuals and groups such as neighborhood associations and churches can contact the city's Customer Service Center or go online to fill out an application to adopt a site. It's envisioned that parks, medians and rights of way will be the sort of public properties residents might want to adopt.
This new program would be a great way for students and Scouts and others to fulfill service requirements of their activities. It would also be a great way for families and groups of friends and neighbors to share some productive quality time together.
Applicants can adopt as many as three sites, and they must commit to one, three or five years of service.
City staff will provide the necessary training as well as supplies, including trash bags, gloves and vests.
More information about the Adopt-a-Spot program and applications can be found at tulsaworld.com/cleancity or by calling the Customer Service Center at 918-596-2100.
How many times have you driven down the street and said to yourself, "I wish someone would do something about that eyesore?" Well, now you have the chance to do something about it.
Original Print Headline: Adopt a spot