Why does the mu­nic­i­pal­ity not trim the grass in Phoenix?

Post - - OPINION - BRUCE CHINNIA Phoenix

I HAVE been liv­ing in Phoenix for 30 years and the grass has al­ways been cut by the eThek­wini Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

They had a cy­cle and we did not have to call them out to our homes.

They had a trac­tor and a team of grass cut­ters, and the open spa­ces, play-lots and the road verges were cut.

Now we have con­trac­tors and they don’t even have a trac­tor.

I saw only two men cut­ting the grass and that’s why they don’t cut all the grass.

I told the ward coun­cil­lor and the Phoenix parks and gar­den depart­ment to cut the small open space, be­tween New­ton Park and Cen­tral Park Drive, on which the storm wa­ter drain is sit­u­ated. They cut a small patch and left. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity said they would in­form them, but two months have passed and noth­ing has hap­pened. Snakes and rats en­ter our prop­er­ties. The parks depart­ment said the open spa­ces were not their land, but they are get­ting paid by ratepay­ers and are part and par­cel of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

I am go­ing to send an email to the pres­i­dent if they do not cut the grass soon.

Grass is grow­ing out of con­trol, con­tribut­ing to the spread of ver­min.

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