With a few beautiful exceptions, the 1000 block of North 7th St. looks like a landfill. We see that the worst offenders are not home owners but tenants. For the most part landlords are a lost cause.

Could we expand city-wide cleanup to include residential as well as municipal properties? Last year I paid two Boy Scouts $500 to clean the west side of that block and see it was for naught.

Linda Lentine Clark,