Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the summer high season is over and life is returning to normal. I noticed yesterday that the "trash patrol" was back at it and trash service is back to normal. Maybe they took the summer off? I did notice something yesterday, for the first time, I actually saw a street cleaning machine hard at work.
There has been a vast improvement over the last year and a half as far as making the place more attractive. Where there once was bare earth there is now landscaping that is maintained. They are repaving many roads and putting decorative sculptures in the medium strips. In the area where I live they have painted the curbs. While this may all be "make up," It certainly looks better now.