The great clean-up was a smashing success today. Props to the Richmond Clean City Commission for the supplies and the Department of Public Works for taking care of our pile. Special thanks to Officer Ford from the First Precinct for helping to organize our crucial drop spot, and to everyone from Unity, New Visions, Union Hill, and Church Hill Central that came out to do the dirty work.
What might be The World’s Smallest Handgun was found safe and dry in a pouch tucked behind the vacant brick shed at 20th and R Streets. Contact the Richmond Police if you’ve lost yours.
I ran across a few spots with more trash than our citizen volunteers could deal with today. I put in notice through the city’s Citizens Request of exceptionally large accumulations of trash at 1206 North 21st Street, 1322 North 22nd Street, and 1003 North 20th Street. The confirmation email gave a “Request Estimated Completion Date” of Tuesday, July 20th. It sure is going to be nice watching these vacant properties collect more trash for 3 months.