I was surprised to see the article concerning Gregg's Gardens in reference to bringing more families to the city of Warren. The saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" must be true. These gardens don't resemble wildflowers or a garden. Anyone who wants to live near an open field is going to move to the country.
A friend of mine came to Warren recently for the very first time. Her response to driving through the city was, "I never knew Warren was so oppressed."
I mean no disrespect to the effort put forth to plant these gardens. It is especially disturbing on state Route 46 in Howland, where time, money and effort to build beautiful signs to welcome people to Howland are now overgrown with grass.
If you want to draw people to the city you need to provide a school system that people believe in and jobs to support the families moving here. An overgrown field in Warren's poorest neighborhoods, with prostitutes walking the streets, isn't going to do it.
-- David McCloud, Warren