The area between the trail and the Church of Christ at 16 Gem Street remains untrimmed. This is providing a hidden space for illicit activities. Condoms, small baggies (for drugs) and other trash are being left here. This area, which is owned by the City of New Haven, needs to be maintained properly to eliminate opportunities for bad behavior. In addition, the church building itself has been tagged with graffiti, which may not have happened if the area was more open to public view. The City needs to clean out the underbrush and cut down the trees that are providing cover for these activities.
A. Outside Blight