Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/content/70/9680270/html/wp-content/plugins/image-caption-hover/cpt_inc/render_shortcode.php on line 17

Thanks again, Roger Gitlin, Bob Berkowitz & Volunteers

By Donna Westfall – August 5, 2017 –

While many politicians will tell you they want to clean up the town when campaigning for your vote, very few actually do anything. No so with 1st District Supervisor, Roger Gitlin and 5th District Supervisor, Bob Berkowitz. Here’s Roger’s summation:

“The cleanup efforts by TAKE BITE OUT OF BLIGHT volunteers on East Hoover Street at Douglas has been successfully completed and the site has been stabilized.

I thought it would be a good idea to post a NO DUMPING Ordinance sign on the public works gate at the end of Hoover, operated by the City as a reminder of the consequences for those who are considering future dumping. I have copied this email to City Public Work Director, Eric Wier for consideration.

Thank you, Dominic Mello, Code Enforcement,  for the expedient service of providing a bin. The neighborhood very much appreciate the quick action.”


6 Responses to Thanks again, Roger Gitlin, Bob Berkowitz & Volunteers

  1. Jr. Reply

    August 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The big question, which I have yet to hear answered, is why there so is much blight throughout Del Norte County. It is really depressing to drive around the area.

    • tom mazzaglia Reply

      August 7, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      jr this is a poor town as dump fees go up and up the more crap gets dumped on our streets. I see it all over town now I used to think kellog beach was bad now its any dark road

  2. Supervisor Bob Berkowitz Reply

    August 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Wesley, you are so right. Editor Fornoff never misses an opportunity to take a cheap shot at Roger and myself. I expect that if we have several clean ups like the one today, Fornoff will say we are doing a disservice to the community by taking garbage away from the homeless who will be deprived of going through the rotten garbage looking for food, therefore deliberately taking food away from the homeless. Yes, I believe he would stoop that low.

  3. Nicholas Maietta Reply

    August 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Very good! Thanks!

  4. WTF Reply

    August 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    WTF would like to thank Supervisor Gitlin for all his efforts. It is making a difference, such as the cleanup of the Jed Smith Shopping Center- noticeable improvement.

    Unfortunately, it is true that our other three Supervisors (because Bob Berkowitz has) do not appear to have organized cleanup efforts such as this one. Pity, it is needed all over the County. Case in point, a third of the old town of Smith River lies in a pile of burned down mess. Who knows what environmental waste lies in that pile, which should have been cleaned up months ago. WTF thinks that the property owners, once investigations and insurance claims were settled, should have been pressured by all legal means to get it cleaned up. If the Friends of Del Norte read this blog, maybe they could help.

    We have many good citizens in this County that would get involved if an elected official reached out. I also hope at some point that Dominic can get some help towards ensuring property owners comply with County codes compliance. Violators should be fined and liens slapped on properties if necessary.

  5. Wesley Nunn Reply

    August 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Nice work Roger. I’m pretty sure Robin Fornoff can find a negative side to this. The Triplicate never misses a chance to Roger bash.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.