City needs to clean up blight


Recent news coverage says the Rome Common Council has scheduled two public hearings for upcoming action the city plans to take.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. the hearing concerns adoption of comprehensive sustainability updates to the city’s master plan. The other hearing the same night concerns the Woodhaven-Wright Park Manor.

How many times are public meetings scheduled and once they are over, officials do what they want regardless of public input. One example is Utica and the new hospital location.

Our city needs to clean up all the blight which consists of boarded-up houses, unkept residential roper ties, and maintaining our city streets.

Revitalizing Rome isn’t going to clean up the ongoing issues concerning the appearance of our city. Rome never looked as rundown as it does in this present time.

— Kathleen A. Murphy, Rome


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