Volunteer group created to keep city property maintained

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CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (KIEM)-Last year, Crescent City collected about $1.25M in revenue from transient occupancy tax collected from motels, short term vacation rentals and RV parks.

Due to Covid-19 those revenues are down, and according to District 1 Supervisor Roger Gitlin the city is no longer in a financial position to appropriately maintain city property, when it comes to landscaping.

Gitlin formed a volunteer group called “Pride in the Community or PIC, to help assist the city remove unsightly weeds grown from sidewalks, curbs and gutters on city property.

Volunteers meet every Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the battery point lighthouse parking lot and then disperse around the city.

Gitlin also advises those who come out to help, should wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

“We thought it would be a very good idea for folks to volunteer with their weed trimmers, flat shovel, brooms, [and] rakes, assist the city in maintaining the government or city portions of these curbside walks and gutters,” he said.  “And we’re very grateful any and all folks who can devote their time and weed trimmers to come and help us.”

Gitlin says private property owners and businesses are required and responsible for the upkeep of their respective properties.

Those who’d like to volunteer can call Gitlin directly at (707) 951-6361.