Commissioner Fritz corrects SW Connection
I picked up the Southwest Community Connection while doing my weekly shopping visit at Barbur World Foods and was dismayed to read in your front-page article titled "Gabriel Park leaf depot won't reopen" that "it was shut down by Amanda Fritz, the commissioner in charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)."
As a 32-year resident of Southwest Portland, I know my neighbors and I relied on the Gabriel Park leaf deposit site — even with the challenge of having to gather and transport leaves ourselves instead of receiving City leaf-sweeping services like inner eastside neighborhoods. I did not shut it down. I want my neighbors to know that I believe all Portlanders deserve basic services.
commissioner, City of Portland