Please take a look at the attached photos.
First, let me say that I am thrilled that the City is finally starting to make some sort of effort towards getting the Dunlawton corridor in acceptable condition. However, I remain completely perplexed how other areas of the City continue to get neglected. The attached photos (with more to come) are of the Town West medians. They are completely deplorable! I encourage each of you to ask for the original landscaping plans and investments that were initially made to make these medians look fabulous, only several years ago. Then ask yourselves, “how did they get to this current condition.” Further, let’s ask, “How to we stop the cycle of making great investments in our City and then not protecting them and caring for them?”
Who is responsible and accountable for allowing this to have happened? This is a corridor that leads to some of the newest and fastest growing communities in Port Orange. Almost all of the grass is dead or has been overtaken be excessive amounts of weeds. Hundreds of the original shrubs and plants have died, been removed and never replaced. The ones that remain are sickly looking. Is this really the look we are striving for? Is this acceptable to any of you? If I am not mistaken, these medians have irrigation and are connected to reclaimed water. How has this happened! The residents in that area deserve better!
I am asking each of you to PLEASE make a stand and demand this get the attention it deserves right now! No public roadway or medians in Port Orange should ever look this disgraceful!