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Thursday, May 11, 2006

CRIME, cleaning up Maywood by cleaning up Maywood [M]

The "Broken Windows" theory of policing holds that if a community keeps itself neat and clean it will substantially reduce crime.

Maywood seems to be taking this approach.

Maywood Herald (David Pollard):
Maywood officials are looking to do some spring cleaning. But it comes with a price.

The village has begun checking up on some of the village's homeowners, landlords and automobile owners to try to motivate them to get in step with the village's move to clean up the village's image.

Maywood Village Manager Rob Nelis said he was prompted to initiate this "sweep program" due to complaints from residents about abandoned cars on village streets and people not keeping up their property.

I see this as a positive development and much more useful in the long-term than some of the other strategies Maywood has tried or talked about.

2 Comments:

  • GOOD JOB MAYOR YARBROUGH AND MANAGER NELIS. NOW LETS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK;

    TIPS FOR MAYWOOD REVENUE:

    1. INSTALL PARKING METERS ON FITH AVENUE LIKE FOREST PARK AND LAGRANGE.

    2. ASSIGN TWO OFFICERS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CONCENTRATE ON OVERDUE PARKING TICKETS AND BOOT THE CARS. WATCH HOW FAST THE REVENUE WILL COME IN.

    3. GET A NEW CHIEF IMMEDIATELLY AND CONCENTRATE ON DRUG TRAFFIC IN THE VILLAGE. TAKE THE HOMES,CARS,CASH AND ASSETS OF ALL CONVICTED DRUG DEALERS LIKE THEY DO IN FLORIDA.

    4. START TURNING OFF THE WATER OF THE EMPLOYEES AND POLITICAL CRONIES WHO HAVE THESES TWO AND THREE YEAR OUTSTANDING WATER BILLS. (BUSINESSES ALSO) HINT!!!!

    5. RETROFIT ALL THE POLICE CARS TO BURN CORN OIL INSTEAD OF GASOLINE. $1.42 PER GALLON.

    WELL THIS IS JUST A WISH LIST. WE KNOW YOU AND THE TRUSTEES WILL DO A TERIFFIC JOB.

    By Anonymous LIFE-LONG-MAYWOODIAN", at 9:51 PM, May 15, 2006  

  • Thanks for your vote of confidence and your excellent suggestions. We are trying very hard to address the many concerns citizens have brought to our attention. We can not do it alone and so we enlist the help of others. Some of your suggestions are on the manager's "short list". I will convey the others to him.
    Again, thanks.

    By Anonymous Mayor Henderson Yarbrough, at 11:53 PM, May 19, 2006  

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