Letter – Poor Public Management


Dear Editor,

Another stunning example of how the City of Roanoke fails to maintain its infrastructure is the mess in front of the downtown library. Every spring, Parks and Recreation employees reseed the grass in front of the library entrance. The taxpayers then pay for a few lawn treatments to keep the grass green during summer months. Then, is as evident now, City of Roanoke employees drive right up to the front door daily, leaving behind mud and tire ruts. It leaves the area near the main entrance looking trashy. The same can be observed in our parks and greenways, where maintenance workers fail to utilize appropriate entry points. The City talks ‘green and clean’; an observant individual knows better.


-Mark Petersen, Roanoke