Cleaning up the City

A forum brought about 100 people together Monday night to talk about how to make Terre Haute better.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 10:31 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) -- Litter, abandoned homes and roads that are falling apart. Those are just a few of the things that were talked about in the meeting Monday night.

It brought a room full of Terre Haute citizens together to talk about what can change to make the city better.

"I think that we do need real change in the clean up of our city." Selanda Brown, one of the attendees said.

Brown was just one of the many people there who voiced a lot of concern.

Most people are worried that if we don't turn things around in the city and fast, then no one will want to continue to live here or move here.

Ideas. concerns, suggestions, and comments were flying around the room after the main presentation.

All hoping to make Terre Haute more beautiful.

"I think it was refreshing in the fact that it wasn't a political campaign or trying to pander to people," Brown said. "It seemed like there was actually a forum of people wanting change and people wanting to discuss how that change could happen."

Terre Haute businessman Pat Goodwin said to spark change it can just start with one person doing something small.

"There are always things that we can do as individuals to implement the ideas that I've talked about," he said.  "I'll tell you things that I do is I regularly grab a trash bag walk out my front door and keep going until I fill it." 

Pat Goodwin is also a mayoral candidate for Terre Haute.

He was the one who put the event together tonight, but he stressed it was not political.

He said he just wants to see Terre Haute grow.

While I was leaving the meeting tonight people were already talking about ways they could start to help clean up Terre Haute.

Whether that be recycling or helping clean up trash in their neighborhoods.

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