Get Rid of Broken-Down Construction Signs

RECEIVED Wed., April 30, 2008

Dear Editor,
    Can the city please do something about all of the broken-down construction signs that are littering Austin's urban center? Don't we have a maintenance department that is supposed to pick these things up when they have disintegrated? The wooden signs with orange sandbags last about a week as intended, then they fall apart and become a dangerous eyesore. They are always left there to rot well after the construction project is finished, sometimes for months. They block busy sidewalks and fall dismantled into the street with large exposed screws. They are an ugly safety hazard and a plague. Can't they manufacture them so they don't fall apart so easily? I am just really tired of seeing them all over the place. Can someone please be sent to pick them up when they have become worthless junk? Is this the price of progress? It's like they are too busy building monuments to consumerism to simply pick up after themselves and put away their tools.
Paul Minor
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