The City of Rye has just gone through great effort to beautify the cityscape with the road and sidewalk improvements in the Central Business District along Purchase Street. However, an eyesore remains in our downtown: the open area next to Peachwave.

Who has responsibility for maintaining this area? Whoever it is, gets an “F”. Why is our City government not addressing this eyesore? If the landlord is responsible, fine them for not maintaining the property.

Why did we spend a great deal of money to improve the appearance of our downtown and allow this eyesore to exist a few blocks away?

— Jim O’Neill