Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Jacksonville: Our City of Trashy Signs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Jacksonville: Our City of Trashy Signs

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I just returned from spending a week in Naples, Collier County. What a clean city. Driving around the county, it was very noticeable [there] were no trashy curb signs located at intersections and along the neighborhoods. But here in our great city of Jacksonville, there is not an intersection or neighborhood that is not cluttered with "REPAIR BAD CREDIT," "MATTRESS SALE," "DAY CARE," "EARN $7,000 A DAY" ... and I could go on an on, for it is a never-ending trashy sign city of Jacksonville.

MAKE THE BUCKMAN SAFER

I've always thought the retaining walls on the Buckman Bridge were way too small and that if an accident occurred anywhere near the sides, that it would be very likely your car could go over into the water. Isn't there any way to make this safer?

TAXES AND AMERICAN JOBS

If tax cuts for the wealthy created jobs, everyone would be employed, since the richest people in America are now paying lower rates than they were in the 1980s, when the economy was booming. Actually, I guess they are creating jobs ... in China, India and Mexico.

THANK YOU, GOOD SAMARITANS

Recently there have been two incidents where Good Samaritans have assisted in the capture and arrest of criminals. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is the best thing that has happened in our community to deter crime. If we would all become more aware of what is happening around us and act on it when need be, this city would be so much better. I commend you two individuals and hope this will inspire others to step up.

NON-GROUP WAS NON-FACTOR

To the boys in the Non-Group of civic-minded folks: Have you been watching too much of the Discovery Channel or the History Channel or even the [SyFy] channel? Who do you think you are? The Illuminat[i], Knights Templar or a subversive group of has-beens or [wannabes]. …

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