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City needs softer, friendlier, more natural
culture of comfort, calm, safety

About: Hotter than record temperature in Kentucky

By Billy Joe Fudge

I look at this photo and break out in a sweat. Yes, from the heat, but also from trying to figure out what we here in Columbia have against trees, grass, flowers, and greenery.

After spending a little time in D. C. and Atlanta during the summer over the past several years, I am just plumb flabbergasted. It is amazing to me that these huge urban centers could be more comfortable, more pedestrian friendly, and more concerned about attracting and patronizing visitors to their communities than we seem to be here.

Friends and neighbors, this should not be.

We citizens should encourage our community leaders, County Judge, fiscal court, Mayor and city councillors to come together and develop a plan to change our blacktop and concrete culture to a softer, friendlier, and more natural culture of comfort, safety, and calm.

I think we will live longer, don't you? -Billy Joe Fudge

This story was posted on 2010-07-09 03:35:06
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