PIQUA – The City of Piqua recently announced that they are seeking “quality citizens” to join their community, highlighting features such as drinkable water, a casino, and a vibrant underground sewer community.
“It’s a great place to live, and we’d love more quality citizens to share this experience with,” said Piqua City Councilman Matt McGrady. “We aren’t saying there’s anything wrong with our people. I think any city would be happy to get more quality citizens.”
Many locals are skeptical of the city’s comments and are aware that their town is the laughing stock of Miami County.
“Whenever you read about Piqua in major news outlets such as the Miami County Bugle Caller, it’s about a man legally marrying a beer can, an alligator swimming in the river or just the overall strange smell. So yeah, we could really use some quality citizens to bolster our reputation,” said Stacy Matthews-Mitchell.
The City plans to spread “Live in Piqua” brochures across all major I-75 truck stops to boost awareness and lure quality citizens into town. The Council is seeking approval for a marketing budget to serve real estate ads to Americans with a household income of over $150k.
“We’d hate to run into another Piqua Mall scenario and have to demolish Crazy Martin’s or some other relevant downtown shop,” said Mayor Kris Lee. “The sooner we get the economy in-check, the sooner we can prevent the full-on collapse of our infrastructure.”
Piqua is also launching a referral program that will reward all citizens who successfully lure new residents to town with a $15 Winan’s gift card.
To get in on the action, visit https://piquaoh.org/ or call 937-778-8300 and ask about the local citizenship initiatives.
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