Editor's note: This is a letter to Shaker Heights Patch from a reader named Alex Allan. He is clearly dissatisfied with the state of the city.
For the past 30 years I have lived in Shaker Heights and noticed the disintegration of the neighborhoods.
The homes are looking shabbier and shabbier the rental property is becoming less and less inhabitable. Most of the Apartments aren't fixed up inside or out. With such high taxes, why are the roads like living in Beirut? Why have the rental properties begun to look so terrible?
The landlords aren't keeping up the properties but keep raising the rent without keeping up the property and it seems that Shaker inspectors aren't inspecting but the taxes are expected to be paid even if the roads and the rental properties are falling apart.
I have become very disappointed with the city and wouldn't advise anyone anymore to move here.