All about perspective

Independence Ave. CID CEO Bobbi Baker-Hughes along with Indire Cayetano, Mai and Niara Williams.

Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes looking from the outside in to
bring a new perspective to how things look in our own community.

The News-Dog sat down last week with Indire Cayetano, a first grade
teacher from Belieze who is summering here in the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood with her nieces Mai Williams and Niara Williams.

Cayetano, who walks Independence Avenue daily on her treks to church and the grocery store was amazed at how good the Avenue looked, thanks to the efforts of the Independence Avenue CID Avenue Urban Street Ambassadors. “Its amazing how much work goes in to taking care of the boulevard and all the pretty flowers,” she said. “I am really happy about the work, it looks amazing.”

Cayetano noted that in Belieze, the men and women elected to the City
Council there are the ones tasked with doing the actual clean-up work
“Our city council, they have the men and the women working out on the
streets,” she said, making the parallel to our local city council that
isn’t involved in the day to day, hands on operations of street
cleaning.

“I’ve been to other cities, New York, Hawaii and I haven’t seen this
type of collaboration and making the city more beautiful,” Cayetano said. “I want to take this idea home to the areas that are dirty because
walking down your streets here, this gives a really good impression.”

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