Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

March 25, 2014

Slumlords should be accountable

— — I read a recent article written by someone passing through the city of Bluefield commending the city for the improvements to the downtown area and talking about the beauty of Bluefield.

I agree that the downtown area looks really nice. However, apparently this individual did not drive down North Street and College Avenue. I cannot believe how parts of this area have been trashed.

Most people who have lived their entire life here have witnessed the same thing happen to both the East end and West end of Bluefield.

When “slumlords” buy property they should be held accountable for the littering on that property.

If property owners were held accountable and made responsible for this ongoing problem, this problem would be eliminated. It seems a shame that people who keep their property up and take pride in where they live have to deal with this worsening problem.

If you wonder why the population of Bluefield continues to decrease, just look around. Who would buy property here?

V. Walker

Bluefield

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