Halloween Bingo 2017 - Cozy

The Cat Who Turned On and Off - Lilian Jackson Braun

"You see, no one thinks of Junktown as a community of living people - merely a column of statistics. If they would ring doorbells, they would find respectable foreign families, old couples with no desire to move to the suburbs, small businessmen like Mr Lombardo - all nationalities, all races, all ages, all types - including a certain trashy element that does no harm. That's the way a city should be - one big hearty stew. But politicians have an a la carte mentality. They refuse to mix the onions and carrots with the tenderloin tips."

 

Probably more true now than in 1968 when this was written.