Paul Sanderford, a lifetime resident of Flour Bluff who recently moved into the Retta Place subdivision, was unhappy with the condition of the neighborhood city park where he takes his boys to play. The complaint he submitted via CCMobile to the city said, “The wooden walkway at Retta Park is very dangerous for children. The wood is rotten, and the walkway has missing boards. The park also needs some new mulch to reduce the sticker burrs and allow for a safer playing surface.” Within a week the problems were addressed.
Sanderford was grateful and submitted feedback to the city about the work completed. “As a resident of Corpus Christi and Retta Place subdivision, I am truly impressed with the response of the Parks and Recreation Department. I submitted a safety complaint about the wooden walkway at Retta Place Park on Thursday, February 4, 2016, and the walkway was repaired by Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The speedy response by this department has made our park a safer place for the children in our neighborhood.”
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day. She also writes and edits for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper.