What is really happening here?
Enhancing Downtown - PittsburghLIVE.com In addition to training in services such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, conflict resolution and problem-solving, the ambassadors will have knowledge in human services so they can address homeless issues.Perhaps this is a case where the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer. However, there needs to be energy put into downtown. But, street lifeguards are much like the sillyness that the Pgh Downtown Partnership did when it hired college kids to sweep streets while telling jokes and singing.
Perhaps seven of the eight on duty could be hired to do chalk art on the sidewalks while the eighth person does clean-up with mop and water. Then we'll harken back to the days of Mary Poppins. "Good luck will rub off when he shakes hands with you." Then comes the jump right into the chalk art of the merry-go-round.
Imagine the thrill of jumping onto a bit of chalk art on the sidewalk of a downtown corner and being teleported to Oakland -- and find yourself on a horse in the new merry-go-round next to Dippy the Dino between the Carnegie Library of Oakland and the Hillman Library.
Will these street lifeguards carry whistles and twirl them on their fingers? Can they be outfitted with white jungle pith hats too? Perhaps we'll get them painted black and gold.