Friday, July 20, 2007

WHEN DID THEY STOP CARING!!!!!!

Let's do a quick review. On Friday 13, 2007 the Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative team went out on a scavenger hunt for problem properties in the Messick-Buntyn community. In my last blog, I mentioned how we used the GPS handheld to distribute Arc Map for the purpose of gathering data on these problem properties. Also, I stated how there weren't as many problem properties as I thought there would be, but to my surprise that was untrue. I could only speak for the area that I scouted, but when we all brought our information together I was disappointed.

So I propose the question, "when did they stop caring?" The "they" that I am referring to in the previous sentence are the residents of the Messick-Buntyn area. 79 out of the 907 properties of the Messick-Buntyn area were problem properties in our perspective. With that 79 out of 907, that means that .08% of the area is a liability to the enhancement of the community. A liability is nothing more than a hindrance to a healthy, livable community, yet with the looks of these numbers a healthy, livable community isn't a necessity anymore to the residents.

Let me tell you all something. When you want something done you have to do it yourself. You can't depend on this person, that person, this group of people, or that group of people. Look where it has gotten you "nowhere". All you need is a plan to turn a liability into an asset, and that isn't hard. Clean up day here and clean up day there, that is a start. We as youth can't tackle this problem alone. We can only bring to the light what you all are blinded by. So, if you want to live in an area of liabilities then you aren't the community I thought you were. You must come together to uplift your community because if you don't I pose another question, "WHO WILL?!"

WHEN DID THEY STOP CARING IS THE PROBLEM!
WHEN WILL THEY START CARING IS THE ANSWER!!!!

2 comments:

The Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative said...

Shay,

It's actually 79 out of 907 (not 207). Does that change your perspective?

Shay said...

Thank you for the insult but I have not changed my perspective