A proposal to close off public river access in Avondale has residents passionately split. Many spoke at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
For more than two hours, locals debated whether the city should close the St. Johns River access point at the intersection of Richmond Street and Little Van Wert Avenue.
Many, like Don Calcer are in favor of the closure. He says the patch of land is overgrown and dangerous.
Calcer said, "That easement has been used regularly for drugs, fights, fires, sex, truancy, a latrine [and] gang graffiti."