Letter: Officials need to clean up Whiskey Row alleys

EDITOR: In light of the upcoming mayoral and City Council races, I would like to direct your attention to the ongoing predicament in the Whiskey Row alley with the garbage and recycling bins. The alley continues to be a shamble and a very appalling greeting for visitors to Prescott and a problem for business owners and employees on Whiskey Row. The only action taken by the mayor and council was to blame the businesses on Whiskey Row.

The two locked compression bins and the one recycling bin are totally inadequate for the volume of garbage produced by the bars, restaurants and businesses adjoining the alley. The locks continue to malfunction frequently; the bins are overflowing, causing people to have to pile their garbage outside the bins.

Broken glass from beer bottles is all over the alley and the surface is continually smeared with grease and other mysterious and vile materials. And the Dumpster handles present a health hazard.

The condition of the alley is a growing danger to the health and safety of the users. When will it be time that the city takes some action to prevent the alley from continuing on this downward slide?

Perhaps the September elections present an opportunity to remedy this revolting situation.

M. Linne Thomas

Prescott