Hometown living

@Modestah (11192)
United States
May 10, 2007 12:11am CST
If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Please give the reasons you would change it this way, and how you expect it will improve your town?
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
11 May 07
I am lucky that I live in a small town, and that the townsfolk have great pride in there town. I would love to see them all have a little extra money in their wallets to help fix up main street. Too many of the original buildings have been sitting empty and neglected. I wish that our town had the funds to repair these building and bring them back to their original glory!
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
11 May 07
OH, I would also like to have a burn ban in town. Make it impossible for people to burn leaves, papers, wood within city limits. It gets so frustrating that I can't open my windows at night because the smell of smoke just fills the house up. GRRR!
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
10 May 07
I guess that I would like more parking area. THis was a boom town back in teh 1920's, but that was before the automobile, and the buildings were built closer together. Now that we have 2 lanes and a turning lane, there is no room to park in town anymore.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh, there is one thing that could be changed, and it would dramatically change this town. I am not at liberty, seeing as I work for the city, nor do I think it prudent to say via internet. BUT I could tell you that there are many towns in the US that could use a clean up of this nature and it would effect the town greatly for the positive if it were to be done.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
11 May 07
I really wouldn't change anything about the City I live in now. All residents get phone messages when there's some kind of alert (weather/bad accidents/any big news) for us. In addition, the City has a great website where we can get community information and pay our water/sewer bills online. This Sunday, there's a FREE Mother's Day buffet at the Community Center near us...free to the first 200 to call in. I got the message in my email when I got home from work yesterday, called immediately, and learned that it was already booked solid. What a nice gesture by the City. The City has over 500 acres it has just designated as a "green" development. All new development within this 500 acres will be environmentally friendly. Last weekend our homeowners association had a speaker from the City at our annual meeting, and he explained what the project will look like, what will be included (mixed use: retail/office/residential), and it's going to be a definite asset to surrounding homeowners, as well as the City. The City is always beautifying our community, and I think they have done a wonderful job in the almost 17 years we've lived here.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 May 07
Sounds like you live in an ideal community for you. that is neat that it takes such strides and concerns for its people.
• United States
13 May 07
It's really a great place to live. The only thing we hate about South FL is that there's just too much traffic. Our area is fine, but if we go into Fort Lauderdale or Miami, it's atrocious.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
13 May 07
I think there would be two things about my hometown that I would change. One being the lack of commerce in the area. There is nothing there but the local university and that is not enough to employ the people of that town, the other would be the narrow minded thinking. It is like stepping back 50 years. I haven't been back in years, but it probably hasn't changed much at least not from what I have heard! LOL