What is your opinion when you take a child to play on a sliding board at the playground and the sliding part is completely ripped apart from the ladder section? Someone managed to put tape across the top of the ladder as a barrier (probably induced quite a sweat in doing so because they are used to having their ass plastered to a side by side seat most of the time). It might still be that way as far as I know thanks to the quarantine this year that kept most of us close to home.
If you have the audacity to say that Wilson Park is in the beautiful condition that other Park Directors maintained over the years prior to Williams, you must be suffering from some type of memory affliction.
Look at the taxes people pay that live within the park district in Granite City, and look at how our once beautiful Wilson Park can't even pipe water into those existing gardens.
Like I said earlier, they bought a golf course, but they couldn't fix the fountain, can't fix the gardens and can barely manage to fill green space street islands around the park.
No matter how many markets, BBQs, music events you schedule..you will never bring new residents to invest in a town that has allowed HUD landlords, businesses with no pride and park officials who can't even paint a freaking gazebo or keep a fountain operating, to strip away the slightest bit of small town, old town charm we had left.
We want to grow as a city, we want to build the population and add new businesses? IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN UNTIL WE CLEAN THIS DEPRESSING TOWN UP. THAT'S THE TRUTH. And we have gotten here by complacency and a sense of entitlement to those doing the hiring of family and friends, decade after decade for all municipal positions. It's about generating salaries, not about making our city a desirable place to live.
And I have no intention of running for a damn thing. I'm not a former fireman, police officer, nor born on third base to parents who held important positions in this town in years past.