Asheville City Council must have spent enough on visioning synergies. They are now turning attention to the next step on Maslow’s hierarchy – sanitation. Saith the Citizen-Times:

Downtown sidewalks get hit with so much nasty stuff that some business owners worry it’s turned into a turnoff for customers.

So after years of complaints from businesses and residents, city government has hired a contractor to blast away the grease, litter, chewing gum, spilled beer, cigarette butts, food, pet waste, and what public works employees not-so-lovingly call “trash juice,” foul liquid that leaks from trash bags and containers.