"How many cities have we visited where they are building a new grand City Hall, yet much of the garbage still isn’t being collected or the water isn’t flowing? A city’s priorities should be basic services, professionalism and quality of staff, clear metrics, a reliable ongoing base budget, and nurturing a respectful two-way conversation with its residents. All great buildings need a solid foundation."
(Kidwai's article is an interesting read. It can be viewed by clicking here.)
I couldn't agree more.
It's great to see Kings Square activated with markets, but these types of initiatives need to be followed up with good place management...like keeping the place clean. That's why I was disappointed by the festival of litter that seemed to be going on near Kings Square and on Cantonment Street in Freo yesterday afternoon.
|Freo Festival of Litter yesterday afternoon|
These photos were all taken on our way back to our apartment from Myer. The bin in the middle is next to one of my mini Freo monuments, the Pietro Porcelli statue.
The festival of litter is one Freo festival I'd like to see come to an end.