The fireman who came in actually offered to try to get the benches moved to where I wanted them. The parking enforcement guy actually said that I should go to my boss. Yeah, right. Like I already haven't.
The next step would normally be to talk to the area manager about it, but honest to god, I don't see that working either. Nope, my only option is going to be thru my councilman. It would be the first time I ever right to a councilman about anything and I want it to read seriously. So I'm trying to gather as much information I can use to make my voice sound like I know what I'm talking about. I know removing those benches from out front would hinder a large amount of people who have found them useful and comfortable, but as a result of having them there, there has accumulated a picsty.
It's a boring project and I really need to get off it. It's a waste of time and as it is, the filth doesn't effect me directly—so who cares? Let me just add, as a parting shot, that I think the walkway I'm referring to is indeed a "public walkway" and even though you may see bus stop benches on sidewalks around the city which obstruct the public walkway, there's still room for a wheelchair AND the benches are used in a direct way. To wait. The benches in front of the library are useless to the immediate strategic plan of libraries. This is not a city park. WTF!