I want to express a sincere thank you to Henry Perea, Fresno County Supervisor District 3, for his intervention in preventing a very real health risk to schoolchildren.
The alley next to our home was being used as a dump, causing a fire hazard, and breeding ground for mosquitoes and rodents. Phone calls were made to various clean-up departments, none of which would accept the responsibility for picking up trash in alleys. They merely passed the buck. Letters were sent to various responsible clean-up departments and to Perea.
Information was also sent to Fresno City Councilmember Sal Quintero, supervisor in limbo, but still councilman for this district. I thank. Quintero for his quick response.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. on the dot, a whole army of angels in blue T-shirts, namely the Kiwanis Action Club, stepped up to the clean-up plate, led by Howard Johnson. Also on deck was Wayne Fox, Fresno County Director of Environmental Health; Michael Rivera, Waste Management Recycling, who joined in the clean-up.
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Patricia Pinedo, chief of staff for Perea’s office, rode shotgun during the process.
Volunteering to clean up someone else’s mess on a Saturday morning deserves our gratitude.
Hope Fierro, Fresno