Too much blight

What is wrong in the city of Altoona that people want to move away?

Blighted properties.

For over a year, I have been trying to get something done with the property at 1923 6th Avenue, and all I get is a run-around, pass the buck.

Weeds, trees (that were not planted, just grew), trash, mattresses, etc. litter this property, and nothing is done.

Rodents run from one property to the other, and that is OK. I don’t live near it, but my 89-year-old mother does, and she shouldn’t have to put up with this.

For 65 years she has lived in the same house and cared for her property. Now it is like living in the slums.

There is no pride in the city.

Linda Tomlinson