Our city and our Valley is sick. The April 12 front page story in The Bee did a very thorough job outlining the problem: poor air quality, poverty, unsafe places to play, lack of park space, etc.
Now, what are we going to do about it? Our city and county leaders need to support policies that create a healthier and safer community. This story is a wake-up call that prevention is more powerful than treatment. Let’s prevent these health problems by taking toxic industries out of neighborhoods, building parks away from poisonous freeways and using school grounds for additional green space.