Letter: Sidewalk planters are not ashtrays

The Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn. has done a good thing with its beautification project along Brand Boulevard. The friendly clean-up crews leave the sidewalk sparkling with a smile on their faces. Now we have lovely planters on the street corners along Brand.

Unfortunately, smokers have decided those planters are their personal ashtrays. Message to smokers: Knock it off. Put your butts were they belong, not in the planters and definitely not on the sidewalks.

John King

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