I know its not a new thing, its been an issue for some time. That however is the point. Our little town look horrible. From sidewalk overgrown with grass, rails on 2nd avenue with 1990s green paint chipping away to reveal 1980s orange paint below it, City hall looks like it needed a pressure wash 10 years ago and no one ever bothered, The two totem poles by old Mr Hays statue have grown hair (grass). Just to name a few. Please add to the list if you noticed anything else.
Seem the current council is to busy with pipe dreams about roads and future shipping plans through the artic to be bothered with making this a nice place to live, and more importantly a nice place to visit.
We can be excused for not seeing it because we drive by it every day so it becomes the norm. But visitors see it first time here and its that picture they carry in their heads.
Its little jobs, and little things, but instead of planning for future projects that might not come about because you might not be in office when they are slated for, fix the issues we have now. Life is in the details.