Maybe if neighbors used the new, supercool 311 smartphone app, they'd get a better response?
The garage at 2901 Dupont Avenue North has been, to use the technical term, "messed up" like this for something like a year. Neighbors and members of the revitalizer "busy body" class have made a number of 311 complaints. Usually, 311 produces some kind of magic results. Not quickly, of course, but almost always results happen within months.
But that's not happening, lately, according to...
...Jeff Skrenes, whose "hat collection" of neighborhood roles this month officially became too numerous to list in blog stories where Jeff is mentioned.
Skrenes doesn't understand what dark spell is blocking the usual 311 magic, but he's tired of it and asked me to blog about it. I wasn't sure I'd remember the "2901" garage was on Dupont and I didn't have my notebook handy, just my camera, so in the third photo Jeff makes a small "d" and "u" with his hands so I will remember "Dupont Avenue North."
He's not throwing a gang sign. Really.
However, in another bit of expressive body language, in the top photo Jeff gives the universal gesture for "WTF." Unfortunately, in the struggle to make North Minneapolis better, some of us are forced to make this gesture several times each day.