Picture it. Winnipeg, 2010. (Golden Girls reference purely for my own amusement). In my early days of Dear 311, I came across this little gem of a house.
Just for fun, lets do a little test on what violations we can see from this side alone. If you answered, peeling paint, missing soffits and eavestroughs, partial (improper) boarding of the front door, missing address and unsafe front stairs missing a handrail (required if there are more than 3 steps) well then you have an incredible eye for detail (and the ability to see past the edge of the photo since the sins of the stairs aren't really visible!)
Initially my complaint was brushed off, but I persisted. This is what the house looks like today:
|No really, it's the same house!|
I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty much over the moon. I'm the little grain of sand that made the
City oyster produce a pearl, see, a little irritation isn't always a bad thing! Person by person, house by house we can create change. Okay, enough patting myself on the back, see you on May 7th!