Corpus Christi City Hall has become a popular hangout for the city’s homeless population.
“This tends to be a gathering place, but we are in an area directly by various social service agencies, so therefore individuals that are needing assistance are going to be in this particular area,” Lisa Oliver said.
Some of them also leave trash, and the issue has created a day.
Parks and Recreation workers are left to clean up the mess, and many weekends are spent filling bags with fast food wrappers, drinks and other garbage.
“The Parks and Recreation Department has City Hall on its maintenance schedule for trash pickup which is seven days a week by 7:30 in the morning,” Oliver said.
City employees are asking the community to do its part.
“Citizens, we all just need to do our part in maintaining the litter and leaving it better than we found it and picking up after ourselves,” Oliver said.
The city also offers its “Adopt A Park” program where volunteers clean up busy areas like City Hall. For more information, visit the city’s website here: https://www.cctexas.com/parks/services/general-government/parks-recreation-volunteer-opportunities