Fifteen years ago, I moved to a quiet suburb of Prince Georges County, Maryland. It’s a small city nestled between Forestville and Capitol Heights. It sincerely pains me to watch this city slowly be consumed from the inside out. You see, my City requires a renovation. Sounds dramatic I know, but without an infusion of positive energy, restoration of trust in the officials in charge, and progressive ideas, the City will surely continue to suffer.

When I purchased my home, there were signs for a walking trail right around the corner from my house. I used it regularly and felt quite safe. I could count on the streets being swept, litter was not an issue and I saw my neighbors outside walking, washing cars and most importantly, being neighborly. When I spoke to the Mayor at the time, I felt I could be a part of the anticipated planned growth. I was so in love with this city, I used to tell everyone that it was the best-kept secret this side of the beltway. I do not say that anymore.

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