*an email Friday after…
Well if it absolutely comes down to a choice between spending massive money and resources on grass seeding and mowing versus kudzu overgrowth "landscaping", I say start growing kudzu. In fact, enhance the kudzu growth so much that the entire area is nothing but. Then maybe the city can pay to have that removed if it's still deemed a "problem" and since it's not illegal, you would not be liable for the cost.
Ultimately I would hope that the ridiculousness of a major kudzu overgrowth would prove the point that something other than grass, or kudzu should be an option and some serious time and energy should be put into the issue rather than what sounds to me like a brush-off by Gene Hyde:
" . . . perhaps the city should review ways to find creative solutions to both kudzu and lawn-centric attitudes."
"It’s an interesting idea that may be worth a second look at as we go forward with all of our goals."
Talk about non-committal. I have great hope, but little confidence that a real alternative will be considered; based on this article, at least. I am sincerely wishing for the best possible outcome though.