City Needs A Logical Policy On Brush Pickup

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How does the city of Chattanooga really think it saves money by only picking the brush when someone calls 311. I called the other day and they came and picked up my brush and passed 10 other piles of brush in my area, some of which were only a few doors down from my house. Now they will have to come back 10 more times as people call in and some will not call so those piles will just sit there. 

Would it not make more sense to go back to the way they used to do it and get  it all?  

I guess that is why they will not spend money to repave some of  the side roads in Hixson and other areas other than downtown and Hamilton Place. 

Jerry Simons


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