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City's dirty appearance is the fault of its residents, not the mayor or governor

I agree with letter writer Sharon Frierson that the view train and inter-city bus travelers get as they travel through Baltimore is atrocious ("City doesn't put its best foot forward," April 15). But the idea that the mayor of Baltimore or Maryland's governor is responsible for changing it is ridiculous.

I am certain that neither of them dumped the garbage or destroyed the property or wrote the graffiti. This problem, like the violence in the city, will cease only when the community culture will no longer tolerate it.

Anita Heygster, Pasadena

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