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The cleanup that wasn’t needed

Check out this e-mail from the City of Spokane - it looks like the Pittsburg Stairs are getting cleaned up right now:
“Public right of way and public lands in Spokane fall under the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System program for litter control.  A portion of the tipping charges for solid waste are used to support a Litter Control Crew which is used to pickup illegal dumping and littering sites on public right of way and public land.  There are some exceptions to this—bridges, parks, and I-90, for example—but then there are specific agencies that can help.
Since this trail lies in the public right of way and is under public ownership, we have sent the Litter Crew out there today to pick up the litter and illegal dumping along this trail.  The public can contact the Litter Control Crew by calling the City’s Code Enforcement Office at 625-6083.  Our policy is to respond within 24 hours (excluding holidays and weekends) for such illegal dumping and littering.
Marlene Feist, Public Affairs Officer, City of Spokane”

The blog heard from seven people who volunteered to help with the cleanup - and there was a donation of pizzas from South Perry Pizza to feed everyone - any suggestions for another project for this group?
Those who responded to the blog will get a direct email this afternoon.

Cleanup the Pittsburg Stairs

The Pittsburg Stairs - that 's the little cement trail that runs from Eighth and Pittsburg, north to Liberty Park and the East Central Pool - is in desperate need of some cleanup. It's covered in rather nasty graffiti and trash, beer cans, pop bottles and cigarette packs are threwn all over the place.
One problem: the trail is not on Parks Department land but belongs to the City of Spokane Street Department, which has no money for cleanup and maintenance.
A neighbor contacted the blog and wants to put on a cleanup project - please e-mail the blog if you are interested in pitching in a few hours on a weekend morning. The Parks Department has promised to haul away the trash. Read the rest of the stroy in Thursday's Voice section.

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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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