This Sunday, I took a walk downtown. To my dissatisfaction, First Street is a neglected mess. Shops and restaurants are closed, however, that is no excuse for the shabby appearance! Plants are drying up in front of the businesses and city areas.

With assistance from the city, merchants could seize the opportunity to paint and make small improvements. Paint could be donated. Now is the time that some merchants could make their shops nicer, so when they are open again our downtown will be much improved to offset the restrictions forced on everyone.