Put rates and taxes to better use

2018-07-17 06:00

Great news that a non-motorised transport project will improve pedestrian areas (“Pedestrians put first”, People’s Post, 10 July).

Perhaps they can also focus and implement a project to clean up the sidewalks, pavements and pedestrian walks from litter, debris, broken glass, vagrants and overgrown grass and weeds!

In response to a complaint I lodged regarding overgrown parks (where pedestrians walk too) I was informed that the contractors hired by the City of Cape Town mow the grass nine times a year. That means a park is maintained less than once per month and in the rainy winter season, grass grows at an alarming rate. Why is it necessary to contract out services when the City can employ more people instead and create jobs?

Maybe their budget should be re-examined and our rates put to better use!

Disillusioned Vredehoek

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