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Fund security, not etched tiles

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In reference to Margareta Swann’s letter in the Sept. 27 Journal, there seems to be more mischief/vandalism taking place Downtown than most of us are aware. To the City Council: Can we use the $8,000 for the Streetscape tiles (not an essential element) and put it toward cameras? The amount probably won’t cover the entire cost but those cameras should be able to deter or catch the idiots who like to play with the clock and the beautiful planters. Oh, and then there’s the graffiti problem. Here we are trying to make the Downtown look beautiful (which, in my opinion we have) and we have people coming along behind to destroy. Can’t some of the Streetscape money be set aside for “preventative” maintenance? Chris Griffiths, Auburn